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EFCC Invitation Unconstitutional, INEC Okay With Our Account – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as unconstitutional the invitation handed to some if its members by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Naija News reports that the opposition party was reacting to an invitation by the anti-graft agency after a member of the party, Prince Kasim Afegbua, petitioned the EFCC.

Afegbua, a former Media aide to Adams Oshiomhole and Ibrahim Babangida, has been expelled from the PDP for anti-party activities.

Speaking to newsmen at the end of a meeting in Abuja, Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Walid Jibrin stated that the party is not accountable to the EFCC.

According to the former lawmaker, the former ruling party is only accountable to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He wondered why the EFCC should intervene in an issue that is purely that of political parties.

“INEC is the regulatory organ for all political parties and the PDP is inclusive.

“The PDP account has been audited by a reputable chattered firm and the report is with INEC and the body has not raised any objection,” he said.

Ben Ayade

On the defection of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jibrin said he is annoyed.

The BoT chairman slammed the governor for leaving a party that has given him so much for five years.

“This is annoying. Ayade is someone who has benefited for five years from PDP and he is talking of going to another party”, he said.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.