The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of seeking frivolous court orders to freeze the accounts of the PDP and its critical stakeholders to prevent them from having access to funds for 2019 general election campaigns.
The party made this known in a Tuesday statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
According to the statement, the Federal Government has approached “compromised judicial officers” to secure the “frivolous orders”.
The party further accused FG of instigating government agents to “trail and throw up fabrications in order to create an impression of financial infractions around the said accounts”.
The PDP said it remained undeterred in its push to liberate Nigerians from this “incompetent, vicious and vengeful administration”, adding that Nigerians have already joined them in this task.
The statement read, “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts of moves by the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to procure frivolous court orders from compromised judicial officers to garnishee accounts belonging to PDP and critical stakeholders, perceived to be against the President’s re-election bid.
“The PDP is already aware of how instructions have been given to certain agencies of government to trail and throw up fabrications in order to create an impression of financial infractions around the said accounts.
“Already, accounts belonging to critical stakeholders are being frisked with a view to have them liquidated ahead of the general elections.
“It is clear that the only reason for this is to ensure that our party and candidates are deprived of access to funds for campaigns, but the APC and the Buhari Presidency fail to realize that the 2019 election is now a battle between them and Nigerians, who are the bastion of the PDP.
“Nigerians have since taken over the saddle for the quest to rid the nation of this incompetent, vicious and vengeful administration, for which they are now freely making contributions and sacrifices. They have collectively resolved to vote out President Buhari and not even the APC’s on-going vote-buying strategy and intimidation can scuttle that resolve.”