The PDP governors said they were not aware that INEC made any complaints to EFCC on PDP’s returns.
National Chairman of the People’s democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has raised objections to the probe of its finances by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), arguing that should the anti-graft agency insist on towing that path, then it should also check the books of other political parties including the ruling APC.
The party’s Governors’ Forum (PDP-GF) aired concern over the move via a statement by its Director-General, CID Maduabum, in Abuja on Saturday.
According to Mr Maduabum, the PDP was punctual and regular in the submission of its annual financial account to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in fulfillment to the Constitution.
The PDP governors denied ever being aware that INEC made any complaints to the anti-graft’s agency on PDP’s returns.
He said that the recent invitation of PDP officials by the EFCC shows some level of unfairness of the anti-graft agency.
PDP as a political party according to Mr. Maduabum was accountable to its members and the general public for its actions.
”The PDP governors were concerned that it was a misplaced priority and a move to silence political opposition,” the DG said.
The Director General advised the EFCC’s new leadership to learn from the mistakes of its leaders so that the agency wouldn’t be seen as one sided.