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Peter Obi’s accounts have been frozen, PDP alleges

Peter Obi’s accounts have been frozen, PDP alleges
December 09
07:30 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation has alleged that the accounts of Peter Obi, the party’s vice-presidential candidate, have been frozen.

The party said Obi’s wife and his family members were also affected, claiming that their accounts are currently inoperable.

Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman for the PDP campaign organisation, made the allegation in a statement on Saturday.

The statement read: “Having realised that the majority of Nigerians are rallying behind the duo of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi as the our presidential and vice presidential candidates respectively, the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have resorted to all manner of machinations, including smear campaigns and direct attacks on their persons and business concerns, in a bid to run them down.

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“The Buhari Presidency is intimidated by Peter Obi’s resume, particularly, his general acceptance as epitome of fiscal responsibility, frugality and transparency in governance.

“Otherwise, why is the Presidency on a wild goose chase in investigating Peter Obi, who left office as Governor of Anambra state five years ago with a nationally acclaimed clean record, intact reputation for frugality, transparency, zero tolerance for corruption and leaving behind a huge saving of N75 billion naira in cash and investments; without owing any salaries, pensions, gratuities or even contractors for contracts executed.

“The fact remains that the Buhari Presidency and the APC are merely shadow boxing in their attacks on Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, as their records before Nigerians speak for them.

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“All discerning Nigerians know that the reasons for an investigation on a man like Peter Obi, is a journey to nowhere aimed to stifle him of funds as well as attempt to distract our campaign and divert attention from the failures of the Buhari administration.”

Meanwhile, the EFCC has said it has nothing to do with the alleged freezing of Obi’s accounts.

Tony Orilade, EFCC head of media and publicity, said: “The EFCC is a law-abiding agency and committed to ridding the nation of economic and financial crimes. That we would not relent to do.”

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