Tuesday, May 24, 2022
More

    Latest Posts

    Singer 2Baba visits late Sound Sultan’s grave

    Nigerian music icon, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba, has paid a visit to the grave site of his late colleague, Sound Sultan. In the...

    Ireti Doyle slams Niyi Akinmolayan over tweet tackling ‘Influencer Actors’

    The veteran actress reacted to tweets made by 'Chief Daddy' director, Niyi Akinmolayan where he tackled actors and critics demanding for challenging roles in...

    Why National Assembly frowns on corruption – Lawan

    The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured the judiciary that the National Assembly is determined to provide any possible support to enable...

    Blasphemy: Ex-IGP son’s partner files for full custody of child

    Irene Nwachukwu, the mother of the child of Jamil Abubakar, has filed for the sole custody of their son over the father’s “extreme religious...

    Fraud probe: PDP Senate caucus warns EFCC, backs NWC

    THE Peoples Democratic Party Caucus in the Senate, on Thursday, asked the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, to leave its party leaders alone.

    The lawmakers urged the anti-graft agency not to allow itself to be used to stifle opposition in the country.

    Members of the caucus said this after a meeting held at the residence of the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, in Abuja, late on Wednesday.

    They also passed a vote of confidence on the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee of the PDP.

    This was contained in a statement signed by Abaribe’s media aide, Uche Awom.

    The statement read in part, “It is the exclusive legal preserve of the INEC to monitor the finances of the political parties and how they manage the same. So, the law is clear, that it is the function of the INEC to do so and not the EFCC.

    “It is therefore preposterous for the anti-graft agency to invite the NWC of PDP over a phantom petition by an individual without recourse to what the law says in the circumstance. It is a misnomer and an aberration.”

    The PDP senators said they saw the latest EFCC meddling in the affairs of the PDP as a clear usurpation of powers that it does not have and a deliberate ploy to stifle opposition in Nigeria.

    The caucus added that Nigeria remained a democracy and not a totalitarian state.

    They said, “Agencies of government should confine themselves to their statutory functions and not meddle into areas outside their assigned jurisdiction.

    “It is not the role of EFCC to look into the finances of a political party as that is clearly the function of INEC. So, if INEC has any issues with the party’s finances, they can raise a query to that effect.

    “Agencies of government must set the pace with respect to the rule of law. EFCC already has her hands full with other commitments and as such must not delve into areas that are way out of its statutory functions.”

    The PDP senators, therefore, asked the NWC not to be deterred by the illegal invitation by the EFCC but should rather continue performing its functions by giving vent to all organs of the party to play their role as the major opposition at this critical time in the country.

    Latest Posts

    Singer 2Baba visits late Sound Sultan’s grave

    Nigerian music icon, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba, has paid a visit to the grave site of his late colleague, Sound Sultan. In the...

    Ireti Doyle slams Niyi Akinmolayan over tweet tackling ‘Influencer Actors’

    The veteran actress reacted to tweets made by 'Chief Daddy' director, Niyi Akinmolayan where he tackled actors and critics demanding for challenging roles in...

    Why National Assembly frowns on corruption – Lawan

    The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured the judiciary that the National Assembly is determined to provide any possible support to enable...

    Blasphemy: Ex-IGP son’s partner files for full custody of child

    Irene Nwachukwu, the mother of the child of Jamil Abubakar, has filed for the sole custody of their son over the father’s “extreme religious...

    Don't Miss

    Ministers’ exit: Buhari bows to pressure, APC panel may demand resignation letters

    There are strong indications that members of the Federal Executive Council who have declared their intention to contest the 2023 presidential election...

    Jonathan not yet our member, says Bayelsa APC chairman

    The Bayelsa State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Dennis Otiotio, has said that the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is officially not...

    Fuel queues: 300 tankers to hit Abuja Wednesday says NNPC

    The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, who spoke to journalists on the current fuel scarcity in the nation’s capital...

    EndSARS: Osun to compensate victims of police brutality

    Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, would, on Thursday, May 12, pay compensation to victims of police brutality in the state.

    Actress Genevieve Nnaji returns to Instagram amid rumoured mental illness

    Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, on Wednesday returned to Instagram as she shared a video of herself, where she was painting on a...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.