Dokpesi: EFCC should resist political manipulation – Atiku

April 2, 2021
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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has advised the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to resist all forms of political manipulation.

Atiku, in a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, on Friday expressed joy and solidarity over the acquittal of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the founder of Ray Power and AIT, by the Federal Court of Appeal in connection with the alleged N2.1 billion money laundering charges brought against him by EFCC related to the arms contracts under former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki. 

He said he was elated with the outcome of the trial because it revealed the truth about the lopsided nature of the anti-corruption policy of the Buhari administration. 

According to him, “the entire anti corruption trials appear to be focused on opposition politicians, thereby casting doubts on the credibility of the anti graft agency.”

The statement party read, “The former vice-president recalled that during the 2019 presidential election, the EFCC focused its time and resources on harassing and arraigning aides of opposition politicians, while it was indifferent to how members of the ruling party were financing their campaigns.

“Atiku said he was impressed with the appointment of Abdul Rasheed Bawa as EFCC chairman, but advised him to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors.”

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