The Rivers state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has lashed out at the former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus for blaming Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi for his arrest.
The party in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Chris Finebone, said if by any turbulence of the mind occasioned by physical and psychological pressure of detention Secondus meant that Amaechi has a hand his travails, the APC would like the former acting chairman to provide explanation on his charge to Rivers people and Nigerians.
The APC wishes to ask Prince Secondus a number of questions; “Is Prince Secondus the only Nigerian being questioned by the EFCC at the moment? Has Olisa Metuh, his compatriot and fellow traveller, Abba Moro and others blamed Ministers or politicians from their home states for their travails so far? Did the PDP buy the 23 cars from his friend Omokore? Did Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi ask him to collect the cars that he would pay but later reneged? Is Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi the EFCC boss? Where lies the connection?’
“The APC finds it laughable that Prince Secondus could not remember to do what most criminals do when they are caught in the act – blame Satan for tempting them and owning up to their crimes. He had all the days in detention to rehearse what might sound like a credible story for us poor Nigerians rather than pointing at an innocent man working so hard every other day to deliver on the onerous tasks of the Nigerian transportation sector.
APC advised “Prince Secondus to go in search of his clothing where he had his bath and refrain forthwith from dragging the name of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi and the APC into the conundrum of corruption he created for himself. Prince Secondus should, for once, adorn the garb of courage and stew in his own juice without attempting to obfuscate Nigerians who already know better.
“We encourage Prince Uche Secondus to do all he can to extricate himself from the claws of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption moving train so that he can help to patch up the PDP severely torn umbrella – something that is getting bleaker and bleaker by the day.”
Prince Uche Secondus was arrested by officials of the EFCC hours after he handed over to the PDP new chairman, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff. The commission turned down Mr. Secondus’s offer to return the 23 vehicles that landed him in trouble.