The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it has nothing to do with the reported police’s invitation of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, over which the PDP has released an outlandish statement containing all sorts of imaginary claims.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by its National PublicitySecretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said it neither wrote apetition to the police nor is it aware that any petition was writtenagainst the Deputy Senate President.
”However, if, as the PDP claims, the petition concerns allegedaltering of the Senate’s Standing Rules on the process of electingPresiding Officers, that is a clear case of forgery which the policehave a duty to investigate. Questioning the right of the police to carry out their duties in this regard amounts to intimidating thesecurity agency.
”Forgery is a crime that is being regularly investigated by thepolice, and it beggars belief that such investigation will now beinterpreted to mean that Nigeria is descending into dictatorship orthat democracy and the enjoyment of personal freedoms are nowendangered. These claims by the scaremongering PDP are far fetched and preposterous,” it said.
APC said if indeed there is a petition against Senator Ekweremadu, he should gladly heed the invitation by the police so he can clear his name, adding that no one is above the law.
”President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly said that at every point, the law must be supreme and everyone must respect the law, if the nation’s democratic system is to survive. Extrapolating a police invitation of anyone, no matter his status, to mean the onset of dictatorship is itself an invitation to lawlessness and anarchy, which permeated the long but ineffective rule of the PDP,” the party said.