From: Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwara state chapter yesterday raised alarm about alleged plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to implicate some of its members and incarcerate them ahead of its President Muhammad Buhari led campaign scheduled for February 4, 2018 in Ilorin, the state capital.
State chairman of the party, Alhaji Kola Shittu raised the alarm at a press Briefing, listing seven top members of the party who have been allegedly slated for arrest on trump up charges in order to intimidate the party.
Shittu asked Nigerians to prevail on the security operatives not to be used for political vendata, pointing out that his party has been engaged in campaigns for long now without any untoward incident.
Shittu’s text of the address reads: “As you are all aware, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari is billed to visit Kwara state on February 4,2019 in furtherance of his campaign tour of the country. We welcome him and his entourage to our dear state of Harmony.
“However, we want to draw the attention of the public to plot by members of the opposition All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state to rope and get prominent members of our party arrested on trump up charges before the date of Mr President’s visit to the state.
“Information at our disposal indicates that the security operatives have been directed to effect the arrest of our party leaders and supporters any time from now based on false allegations concocted against them by certain APC stalwarts.