Foreign chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to drop the charges it preferred against the former governor of Delta State, James Ibori.
It also asked the commission to withdraw its opposition to Ibori’s application for bail.
Chairman of the chapter, Ikenna Azomichine, who made the call while addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, alleged that the trial of the governor is part of the international conspiracy against Nigeria’s nationalism.
Ibori is currently facing a 129 count charge of money laundering at the Federal High Court, Kaduna.
Azomichine, a former governorship aspirant in Anambra State on the platform of PDP, accused EFCC of bowing to international pressure spearheaded by the United Kingdom to nail Ibori.
“They should shun these international pressures. We should not allow foreigners to interfere in our domestic politics as we do not interfere in their own internal politics,” he added.
The politician, who recalled the sacrifices Ibori made during the last PDP presidential campaign by following the party everywhere to sell the programmes of the incumbent President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, said the former governor does not deserve the humiliation he is currently facing.