One of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s bigwigs Dr. Doyin Okupe, has condemned the arrest of the party’s publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, by EFCC as disheartening.
Okupe said “The Federal Government should not try to dabble into or control the finances of the PDP. The way and manner the ruling party is undertaking its selective probe by hounding opposition leaders is unbecoming and very disheartening.
“Party finances are not the business of the government. The former National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, cannot deny that he didn’t collect money for campaigns during the last elections.”
The former president Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesperson also warned the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Federal Government not to interfere in PDP’s finances.
Maintaining that “Why is the Federal Government not asking questions on the sources of the APC’s campaign funds? The way the PDP spent billions of naira to fund its campaigns in the media was the same way the APC did theirs? Where did the APC get its campaign funds from? The opposition must be given the liberty to thrive.”
Okupe also advised President Muhammadu Buhari to take a cue from former president Goodluck Jonathan, who never retaliated when people insulted him.