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EFCC Arrests Atiku, PDP Campaign Director Tanimu Turakin SAN

Tanimu Turaki arrested

EFCC Arrests Atiku, PDP Campaign Director Tanimu Turakin SAN

The DG of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization, Tanimu Turaki SAN, has been reportedly arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A statement last night by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Turaki’s arrest and detention was part of the grand plot by the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use state apparatus of power to intimidate PDP leaders and scuttle the party’s determination to reclaim its February 23 presidential election victory in court.

Demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Turaki, who was said to have been arrested Monday, the party said the campaign chief was arrested and detained for no reason.

The statement said,

“Since the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the PDP expressed our unwavering determination to reclaim our victory at the tribunal, being armed with overwhelming evidence, our leaders have been subjected to escalated harassments, constant threats, blackmails, cajoling and contrivances by the APC to drop our legal option.

“It is instructive to state that Tanimu Turaki was arrested and detained upon invitation by the EFCC to endorse a bail document for the Finance Director of Atiku Abubakar’s company, Babalele Abdullahi, who was arrested earlier by the commission over flimsy allegations.

“The PDP, however, states in clear terms that the APC and the Buhari Presidency are fighting a lost battle as no amount of harassment and threats will ever make the party to buckle in its determination to take back the mandate, in line with the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians.

“Nigerians are resolute on this struggle to reclaim the mandate freely given to Atiku Abubakar at the polls and the PDP will pursue this decision to its logical end and secure justice for the Nigerian people”.




    March 5, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Good action! Atiku must challenge the outcome of the presidential election in court. It was more than obvious that it was fraught with manifested irregularities. People came out en mass to vote you in( Atiku) but unfortunately the election was stolen by APC thief in the long run. With mounting evidences, the election in the North was massively rigged. That of the south was manipulated using security agencies and APC thugs against PDP voters. Delayed electoral materials and commencement of voting in PDP strongholds were clearly visible across the country. Card reader failure enfranchised many. Atiku must take legal action against APC..Ole!

  2. Jilo

    March 5, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Kola Ologbondiyan, it appears you are not wise at all according to your name. When you said al Nigerians have resolute to claim rubbish mandate, are you referring to some Nigerians because not all Nigerians want to support your idea. There is no vacancy for your boss at Aso Rock right now. You can come back in the next election but for this one, Buhari will finish this second term before your boss can get any judgement if favorably and by that time, it will be time for another election. Sorry oooo Mr Ologbon dori eja mu.

  3. Abraham frank

    March 6, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    If Atiku Abubaka won the election, the why was PRESIDENT BUHARI DECLEARED THE WINNER?

  4. Lola O

    March 7, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Atiku will never become our President.,a thief? How low have some Nigerians sank? They should all face the full extent of the law and punishment for stealing our money. So, his supporters are happy with the way most Nigerian youth are turning out with nothing in their brains to compete with counterparts across the world but fraud and evil practices? I wonder what’s inside some people’s brains

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