In a statement issued on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP said the action was part of the government’s plan to persecute its perceived enemies.
The statement reads in part, “We condemn, in its entirety, the arrest and detention of Precious Chikwendu, wife of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode – former Spokesperson of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) – on October 17, 2016 by officials of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ado-Ekiti.
"She was arrested along with her 8 month old son, Aragorn, and would have been detained but for the timely intervention of Governor Ayo Fayose.
“This action represents a new low in the Federal Government’s resolve to harass and persecute real and perceived enemies of the Buhari administration under the guise of an anti-corruption crusade.
“It is reprehensible for the government to attack members of the families of its perceived enemies, especially wives and children, for any reason whatsoever.
“In addition to freezing Chief Fani-Kayode’s accounts, the Federal Government has ordered the freezing of accounts of his wife, Precious Chikwendu, several of which were opened and operated long before their marriage. These accounts have been frozen for no reason other than her marriage to Chief Fani-Kayode.
“We have advised the family to approach the courts and enforce their legal rights in this matter.”