Abuja - The government’s war against corruption is a ploy to
silence former minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and other critics of the administration,
his spokesperson said.
Jude Ndukwe, Fani-Kayode’s publicist, said the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which is at the forefront of the crusade,
has turned itself into a willing tool used by powerful government officials who
do not want to be opposed.
“This is where the fight against corruption has regressed
into a personal fight,” Ndukwe said.
“The mantra of it being about Nigeria is just a smokescreen.
If it was about Nigeria, the most basic requirement of Nigeria’s laws on
matters like this would not have been circumvented.”
He mocked the EFCC had progressed from being an Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to an Enemy Fighting Citizens Commission
“Or else, how could one explain the fact that Chief Femi
Fani-Kayode was re-arrested on October 21, 2016, at the premises of the Federal
High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, without a warrant of arrest as required by law?”
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He is still in custody contrary to the law.
“There is a general consensus that this fight is a disguise
in the clampdown on the country’s foremost opposition party and its members, it
is a tool for silencing vociferous opposition forces and voices like that of
Ndukwe said a majority of Nigerians irrespective of their
ethnic background, political affiliation and religious affinity, had found a defender
“He gives Aso Rock sleepless nights with his writings that
reverberate and pierces the soul of the oppressor while soothing the soul of
the victims,” said Ndukwe.
Hence, he said, EFCC decided to detain him.
“In order for them to find peace and sleep even if only for
a short while, they came up with the grand design to do away with our
constitution in order to deal with just one man.”
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