Alleged Warrant Of Arrest On Senator Nwaoboshi False, Misleading – SPON

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Apata Oyeniran and Tomi Falade

Lagos – Senator Peter Nwaoboshi Campaign Organisation (SPON) has described as falsehood alleged issuance of a Warrant of Arrest by a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrate Court, Abuja at the instance of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property on the Senator.

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi is a serving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator, representing Delta North at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly.

The organization in a statement signed by Philip Elueme, the Secretary, described the media report as alarming just as discerning members of the public are equally disturbed by the spurious report of a warrant of arrest on him.

The statement reads: “The attention of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi Campaign Organisation has been drawn to media reports that a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrate Court, Abuja, had issued a Warrant of Arrest of the distinguished Senator at the instance of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, which approached the court.

“The panel purportedly went to the court with allegations of impropriety against the senator, while he served as Commissioner in his state, Delta, some years ago.

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“On the face of the allegations, Sen. Nwaoboshi and the campaign organisation would not have been perturbed, but the fact that the Judiciary is involved, especially with the purported issuance of warrant of arrest by a court, we are constrained to state that we are alarmed, and we believe that most members of the public are, too to the development”.

The organization in the statement stated that its principal, Sen. Nwaoboshi, was unaware of such allegations against him, and that he was never invited by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property to any session on such matters as conspiracy, diversion of public funds and official corruption, as purportedly alleged against him by the panel.

“We wish to apprise the public that the allegations are spurious and contrived machinations of one of Sen. Nwaoboshi’s political opponents, who had at different fora, boasted that he would do the Senator in and ensure that he would not participate in 2019 election as a candidate.

“The opponent, an absentee politician and serial failure at elections, has been discovered to have surreptitiously engaged some ‘agents’ to deploy instruments of blackmail, deliberate falsehood and timid intimidation to harass and distract the lawmaker from concentrating in his re-election bid,” SPON said further.

The organization stated that it was not in any way surprised at the clowning around by the politician who was bent on disparaging the Senator but expressed concern that the Presidential Investigative Panel and the judiciary could allow themselves to be manipulated by the desperate politician’s affinity, of wanting everything through criminal and ungentlemanly means.

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The statement added: “However, in this instance, this political opponent of Nwaoboshi, who regales in his notoriety of do-or-die politics, especially for elective office, has failed. We are mindful that he is an election-season politician and wish to educate him that what we have now is reformed and rebranded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where a premium is placed on integrity and commitment of no more cutting of corners, which is his trademark.

“We advise that, as an aspirant, rather than pay ‘agent’ to cast smudge on Sen. Nwaoboshi, he should market himself to PDP delegates, who will decide who the candidate of the party for Delta North Senatorial District will be in the 2019 general elections. He should grow up and embrace the new spirit of PDP where nobility and responsibility and other desirable virtues have eclipsed blackmail and the like, which have become unfashionable and highly abhorred in the party.

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“The clandestine moves by this opponent to maliciously stop Sen. Nwaoboshi, the star aspirant, from returning to the Senate to continue his visible and quality representation of Delta North have been unearthed,” the statement said.

SPON recalled with regret the poor performance by the politician when he represented Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly at the onset of the Fourth Republic, saying that for showing interest to run against Senator Nwaoboshi, he should rather dissipate his energy on issues-oriented electioneering and launder his image if it exists at all.

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