The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization
(PPCO) condemns Saturday’s raid and unleashing of violence on the home
of the sons of our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar by the Buhari
Presidency-controlled Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),
as vicious, outrageous,dirty and reprehensible.
The invasion of Aliyu and Mustapha Abubakar’s home, even in their
absence, allegedly in search of imaginary cache of foreign currency, has
further exposed how depraved the Buhari Presidency has descended in the
desperate plot to harm, traumatize and malign the character of our
Presidential candidate and his family, having realized that Nigerians
have aligned behind him as the next President of our country.
It is indeed appalling that the Buhari Presidency can now go as low as
engaging in wicked politics of chasing after family members of a
Presidential candidate, who are neither government officials, government
contractors nor involved in any underhand dealings, but young students
pursuing their legitimate personal educational careers without ill will
While nothing incriminating was found in the apartment, the PPCO has
been made aware of how the squad, said to be acting on ‘orders from
above’ ransacked the house and destroyed valuables belonging to Atiku’s
children and we demand an explanation from the leadership of the EFCC.
The PPCO completely rejects the wicked politics that the APC and the
Buhari Presidency are importing into our polity. We hereby urge all
Nigerians, particularly the youths, to rise in condemnation of these
Only last month, a special security squad of army, police and
paramilitary agencies was unleashed to physically harass our
Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the Abuja airport, upon his
return from Dubai
Similarly, last week, all transactions in bank accounts belonging to PDP
Vice Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, his wife, his family members
and their businesses were stopped by agencies of the Buhari Presidency
on account of imaginary investigation.
Nigerians are already aware of how opposition leaders and others
perceived to be averse to the President Buhari’s re-election bid, on
account of his woeful performance in office, are being blackmailed and
framed up with spurious charges.
President Buhari should note that, as an opposition Presidential
candidate from 2003 to 2015, none of his children or family members were
in anyway attacked or victimized by the government in power. He should
stop importing such vicious underhand tactics into our political
Finally, the PPCO counsels the APC and the Buhari Presidency to come to
terms with the fact that Nigerians have moved beyond them and that no
amount of intimidation, harassment or attack on our candidates, leaders
and their families will stop Nigerians from voting them out of office,
come 2019 and electing our candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Director of Media and Publicity Presidential Campaign Council.