The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South West zone, on Wednesday, criticised the Federal Government over its selective and deliberate clampdown on notable leaders of the opposition in the South West in its anti- graft crusade.
The leadership of the party in the zone said this in Akure, the Ondo State capital, during the inaugural meeting of the PDP South West executives, describing the deliberate witch-hunt of perceived opposition elements in the polity as an invitation to anarchy.
In a communique released at the end of the meeting, the party noted that most of the opposition leaders arrested over corruption, were arrested without due process and advised President Muhammadu Buhari -led administration on the need for observance of the rule of law
The meeting also called on the Federal Government to introduce and implement economic measures that will alleviate the suffering of the common man rather than dissipating energy on anti -corruption crusade.
Reading the communique, the national vice chairman (South West) of the party, Dr Eddy Olafeso, said: “The zonal executive committee of the South West, reviews with alarm, the repressive policy of the President Buhari-led APC administration which manifest in the deliberate clampdown on notable leaders of the opposition in the South West, in most cases, without due process and therefore, advise President Buhari-led administration on the need for observance of the rule of law
“The Federal Government must tackle the issue of unemployment, insurgency in the North East, Fulani herdsmen, economic crisis, inflation, infrastructural decay among other that have permeated every part of this country with prompt actions.”