National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to stop the media trial against him and go to court.
Secondus, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Ike Abonyi described the action of the APC government, as move to frame him up with some blatant fabrications ostensibly to distract him from carrying out his responsibility of rebuilding his party.
Secondus noted that in its desperation to forge documents and defame him, federal government forgot to reconcile the lies of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammad and the EFCC on the date of the purported money collection and whether it was collected by him or by a faceless fictional Chukwura that has no surname.
“While they may have embarked on a wide search since 2015 for the surname of the so called aide of the National Chairman, Alhaji Mohammad claimed in his press conference on Good Friday, March 29th, 2018 that Secondus collected the money on 19th of February, 2015, EFCC on their part on April 16th, 2018, eighteen days after, said the money was collected on February 9th, 2015 and in another version still quoting the same EFCC, claimed February 2, 2015.
“There’s no need to be talking about a case pending in court in the newspapers. If the government has anything to say, they should file it before the court as demanded.
“The National Chairman’s office is aware of a grand design by the government to stop at anything to tarnish his image. The move would fail.”
He challenged the government to come out with the vouchers with which he was said to have signed, adding that such signature would also be subjected to forensic analysis.
“I never collected any money from anywhere. I didn’t ask anyone to collect money for me as well and I didn’t sign any voucher to collect any money.
“It is pure blackmail which will never work. If they are cooking up anything, with the aim of blackmailing me, it will fail. I know that the task of uprooting this non-performing government would be horrendous. But God is always on the side of the people,” he said.