APC, presidency plotting to detain our leaders —PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party  on Monday claimed  the  All Progressives Congress and the presidency  were plotting to arrest  and detain  some of its  leaders before and during the  elections.

The PDP also condemned  the  detention of the Director of the Media Committee of the Governorship Campaign Organisation, Mr   Ben Bako.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan,  told reporters  in Abuja  that his party would resist any unlawful arrest and detention of  PDP leaders and members in  any part of the country.

He said, “Our party is concerned about  the unwarranted arrest of Bako, who has been detained by the Department of State Services since last weekend.

“We are aware that Bako’s arrest is a prelude to the planned clampdown on our campaign officials by the Buhari presidency and the APC, whose aim is to  derail the electoral process, having realised that they have lost the polls.”

Ologbondiyan added, “It is instructive to state that the DSS has given no reason for Bako’s detention, but only acted on the orders of the APC as expressed by the Assistant Publicity Secretary of the  Kaduna APC, Salisu  Wusono, who openly stated that Bako deserved his ordeal.

“Further reports reaching us from our Kaduna State chapter indicate that many of our leaders, including former governors of Kaduna state — Senator Ahmed Markarfi  and Alhaji Mukhtar  Yero — Chief Felix Hyat and former  chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Yahaya Makama,  have been listed for arrest  and are now being trailed by agents of the APC.”

He  demanded the  release of Bako by the DSS.

He said  the PDP would  hold the APC and the  presidency  responsible if any of its leaders or members, particularly in Kaduna State was harmed before the elections.


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