Nobody is above the law -APC

Aanya Igomu, Abuja


Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC says no guilty person will escape the law no matter how highly placed they may be.

The APC said this in a press statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Nabena Yekini, in reaction to accusations from Nigeria’s main opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

During the weekend, the PDP accused the APC government of plans to arrest the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in order to impeach them.

The APC described these accusations by the PDP as “bogus claims”.

The APC further advised the PDP to engage in constructive opposition.

“We had thought that by now, the PDP would be tired of its lame opposition strategy of false alarms, baseless and frivolous accusations.

“The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has repeatedly demonstrated its strict adherence to the rule of law, therefore the alleged plan to arrest or harass the mentioned leaders is hogwash and baseless. 

“Clear conscience fears no accusation. Why are PDP leaders afraid of arrest if their conscience is clear? All law-abiding citizens or resident of the country have nothing to fear about arrest.

“However, nobody no matter how highly placed will escape the full wrath of the law if he or she runs foul of our laws” the statement read.

The APC said the Senate President and his deputy need to answer to questions from the law.

“If the Senate President and the tree-climbing Senator are facing criminal charges in our law courts and his Deputy has explanations to make to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for acquisition of numerous properties in Nigeria and abroad through questionable sources, the President Buhari-led APC administration has nothing to do with them. 

“The laws of the country are only being applied and they should answer for their acts of infamy”.