The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest the over 700 special delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over monetisation of the just concluded presidential primaries.
Emmanuel Onwubiko, the group’s national coordinator stated that the process that produced Atiku Abubakar as the presidential flagbearer of the PDP in the forthcoming 2023 general elections has culpability, arguing that his emergence was allegedly compromised by undue monetization which he described as shameful.
WikkiTimes had earlier reported that Atiku, a former vice president and a serial presidential aspirant has won the PDP ticket to fly the party’s flag in 2023.
Atiku again earned the favour of the PDP delegates in a keenly contested primary election and scored 371 votes to defeat his major rival, Nyesom Wike who polled 237 votes.
However, Onwubiko berated the anti-graft agency for only showing up at the venue of the primaries election at the MKO Abiola Stadium Abuja. He stated that the agency failed to deploy Intelligence skills in order to catch both the alleged bribe givers and takers.
“Nigerians were shocked at the corruption fiesta called PDP presidential primary on Sunday night,” he said.
Hitherto, both former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi and Mohammed Hayatu-Deen withdrew from the race alleging that PDP had monetized the whole process.