By Stanley Onyekwere Abuja
A civil society organization, the New Initiative for Credible Leadership, (NICreL), has warned against what it termed as a campaign of calumny against Peter Nwaoboshi, a senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly.
The group said it was unfortunate that some persons have sworn with
their blood that they must drag the hard-earned name and reputation of the senator into political pit latrine.
Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had in April ordered the remand of Nwaoboshi in Ikoyi Prison following the arraignment of the senator by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of fraud.
However, Nwaoboshi, had while reacting, disclosed that his persecution by the anti-graft agency was because of his position and stand at the National Assembly.
Speaking on the development, NICreL in a statement by its Executive Director, Rev Steven Onwu, said that there is a need to thoroughly scrutinize the ongoing trail initiated by the EFCC against the senator.
According to him, the case does not only speak of mischief, but it also smacks of a mockery of the supposed anti-corruption campaign of the current government at the center.
The group noted that after a careful and detailed scrutiny of the accusations levelled against Senator Nwaoboshi, it realized a hand of Jacob and the voice of Esau in the entire saga.
Onwu alleged that the ordeal of Senator Nwaoboshi was a clear case of witch-hunt and part of a more massive ploy to silence members of the opposition into submission to their whims and caprices.