By CHRIS SULEIMAN, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as shameful the threats coming from a Niger Delta group and the protest at Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in support of the former first lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan, over the freezing of her dollar account containing about $31.4 million.
A statement signed on Sunday by the party’s acting National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank which AUTHENTIC News Daily got a copy of, described the threat as baseless and empty threat against the Federal Government, saying it is high time people realize that the era of campaign is gone for now.
“My candid advise to Mrs. Patience Jonathan is to apologise to Nigerians for the current economic hardship which Mr. Jonathan’s regime could have easily averted instead of sponsoring shameless protest against the government, anyway, Nigerians are still waiting for the apology.”
The statement warned the youths to desist from such shameless act of defending politicians for a pot of sup, adding that the present APC administration is fighting corruption so as to secure future for them.
The Bayelsa born APC publicist said it is surprising that Mrs. Jonathan had such big amount of money in her custody and people from her region were dying of common water, saying, it took President Buhari’s government for example, to recently commission a water project even in Otuoke, Bayelsa state where Goodluck Jonathan was born.
“The show of shame call protest at the Port Harcourt office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to demand the unfreezing of Mrs. Jonathan’s dollar accounts was uncalled for and there is nothing wrong if the former first lady explain the source of $31.4 million to anti-corruption agency.
“The country is presently going through recession as a result of mismanagement of economy left behind by Patience Jonathan’s husband led administration which APC is working hard to correct as soon as possible.
“It should be made clear that there is nothing wrong for EFCC to invite Mrs. Patience Jonathan for questioning if the organisation suspect a vow play in accumulation of such big amount of money.
“Again, the era of above the law is over. This is a change government of accountability where rule of law is paramount.
“The number four citizen of this country today, Senate President Bukola Saraki, whose office is prominently recognise by the constitution is facing trial not to talk of one former first lady whose Nigeria constitution does not recognise.
“Again, we should also remind those who have forgotten that a national leader of APC, who was once the Vice President of this nation, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was once investigated. So, why must Mrs. Jonathan’s case be different?
“We called on the leadership of the EFCC not to feel threatened in carrying out its official duty and ensure that whoever is caught in the web is properly brought to book.”