Obanikoro says EFCC raid on home a throwback to despotism

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

Embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has described the raid carried out by operatives of the Economic Financial and other Crimes Commission on his Lagos home as a sad throwback to despotism.

Reacting to the incidence that occurred on Tuesday, Obanikoro, stated that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are ready to be martyred if that will bring about good governance.

Obanikoro who said this on Twitter handle on Wednesday said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led government was taking the country back to an era of despotism‎ allegedly hounding members of the opposition.

“The invasion and raid of my residence yesterday by agents of the state is a sad throwback to a tyrannical past that is better forgotten,” he said.

He said no court ordered a raid on my house or seizure of my belongings. Any such move is Illegal and will be fought against legally. Such invasion and raid of my house without prior invitation from EFCC to me or any court order towards this signals a return to despotism.

“If the harassment of PDP members will help government to deliver good governance, many of us would submit ourselves willingly to martyrdom. If hounding PDP members will solve Nigeria’s economic woes then we Welcome it. This rather is a woeful attempt to distract from those woes.”

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