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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Saturday that the bank accounts of its vice-presidential candidate, Peter Obi, had been frozen by the Buhari administration, saying the development followed relentless harassments of the politician’s family members by supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

But the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Nigeria’s leading anti-graft departments, denied freezing Mr Obi’s account, with the EFCC spokesperson telling Premium Times on Saturday night that there was no truth in the claim.

The PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement that the opposition party decried the “stoppage of transactions on all accounts belonging” to Mr Obi, “his wife, his family members and their businesses by agencies of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.”

Mr Ologbondiyan’s statement was silent on the specific agencies responsible for the purported restrictions, and his telephone line failed to connect after repeated attempts by Premium Times Saturday night.

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