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APC Asks EFCC To Investigate PDP Members Over Links With Hushpuppi

Valentine Chinyem

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of having harmorous relation with embattled Instagram celebrity, Ramon Olorunwa Abba popular known as Hushpuppi.

The APC in a statement issued on Saturday by the APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, is askong the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the PDP, as there have been reports of “criminal conspiracy linking” top members of the party to the con artist.

Hushpuppi popular known for displaying his wealth online, was arrested online alongside 11 others, when his residence was invaded by the Police in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

The police who have since extradited him to the United States of America, tracked him and his gang for four months prior to their arrest.

However the statement by the APC reads, “the PDP leadership turned Dubai into their “Strategic” meeting place ahead of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, and ‘Hushpuppi’s’ affinity with the PDP leadership is not mere coincidence.

“At different times, “Hushpuppi” was photographed in Dubai meeting with the PDP’s 2019 presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Senator Dino Melaye among other PDP stalwarts.”

“We note that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has already declared the arraigned Instagram celebrity wanted over fraud allegations,” the APC said. “However, the EFCC, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other sister agencies must investigate money laundering reports linking some PDP leaders and financiers to the Dubai-based international criminal ring.”

The APC also challenged the PDP to open up on the nature of their relationship with ‘Hushpuppi’.

“In the leadup to the Edo and Ondo governorship elections, we renew our call against monetised elections and vote buying schemes which the PDP has serially deployed in elections,” the statement said. “We call on relevant authorities to up their guard to prevent these practices that threaten the sanctity of our elections. The people’s will and votes should determine elections, not illicit money used to buy votes.”