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Davido's Family Account Freezing By EFCC: PDP Slams Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the EFCC to immediately unfreeze the private account of its candidate in the September 22, 2018 Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and those of his family members, including music star, David Adeleke, aka Davido.

The party described the freezing of the accounts as “oppressive, tyrannical, provocative and a direct recipe for crisis in the state, given that the people of Osun are solidly behind Adeleke ahead of the election.”

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Saturday, alleged that freezing the Adelekes’ accounts a week to the governorship election underscored the APC’ fear of the PDP candidate.

Ologbondiyan said, “Such a savage attack on innocent citizens confirms the viciousness of the Buhari-led APC administration to use any means whatsoever to subjugate Nigerians and appropriate power to itself at all cost.

“Does it not smack of political brutality that President Buhari approved the secret release of N16.6bn to Osun APC to pay thugs to manhandle voters and rig the election, while his EFCC was directed to freeze the legitimate account of our candidate and his family, not minding the collateral damage such would have on millions that had benefited from the goodwill of the family?

“What President Buhari and his APC do not understand is that theirs is a den of thieves and that the leaders of the APC are frittering the N16bn away.”

According to him, the people of Osun State are behind Adeleke and will freely vote for him irrespective of the machinations of the Buhari-led APC.