The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared, on Wednesday, that it would no longer cooperate with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government, in view of the ongoing intimidation/persecution of the opposition party particularly the PDP.
The party also added that the freezing of account of the Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose was clearly a political witch-hunt.
Briefing the newsmen after the PDP Senate Caucus meeting the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwatcha, stated the party condemned “in totality the orchestrated plot to remove the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, through an illegal means. The deployment of state instruments of coercion to intimidate an independent arm of government like the legislature is now a major threat to the survival of our democracy.”
He, insisting that the glaring witch-hunt of perceived opposition elements in the polity is invitation to anarchy adding “the war against corruption should not be selective, must be fought with sincerity and not the politics that is being played now with ‘war against corruption.”
The lawmaker informed that since the war against corruption has devolved into probing campaign funds believed that “it should be extended to all parties, APC inclusive.”
Subsequently, he warned the executive arm of government to act with caution on matters that had the potency to subvert our democracy, adding executive “must, therefore, desist from these acts of lawlessness that are only typical in a military dictatorship.”
He, however, advised the APC-led government to concentrate on the existing economic and security challenges that were threatening the survival of the nation.
PDP Caucus, according to him, would no longer support the APC government until they cease the belligerent attitude towards PDP members condemned, in strong terms, the sentiments displayed in fighting corruption, especially the freezing of account of the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, which to him, was clearly a political witch-hunt.