Buhari’s visit: Kwara PDP raises alarm over plot to arrest its leaders
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwara State chapter, raised the alarm, yesterday, over alleged plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to implicate some of its members ahead of a campaign rally to be led by President Muhammad Buhari on February 4, 2018 in Ilorin, the state capital.
The party’s state chairman, Alhaji Kola Shittu, who made the disclosure at a press briefing, listed seven top party members that had been allegedly slated for arrest on trumped up charges in order to intimidate the party.
Shittu urged Nigerians to prevail on security operatives not to be used for political vendetta, pointing out that his party has long been engaged in campaigns without any untoward incident.
Part of Shittu’s address read: “Top on the list of our party’s leaders pencilled down for illegal arrest are the North and Central Senatorial chairmen of PDP, Alhji Isiaka Oniwa and Alhaji Jimoh Adesina. Others include the Director General of the Mandate ABS Constituency Office, Ilorin, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi, Mr. Taju Alabi, Alhaji Oba Ajara, Alhaji Alfa Dembo, Barr. Lanre Daibu, Hon. Isiaka Magaji and Alhaja Sarat Adebayo, among others.
“We want the whole world to know that none of our members slated for arrest prior to Mr. President’s visit has committed any offence known to the law, which could precipitate their arrest. Leaders and members of our party are peace loving and law abiding citizens who cannot hurt a fly, let alone a whole President of the country.”