By Musa Adamu with agency report
The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday accused the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting to arrest its leaders over staged kidnappings in the state.
John Mayaki, the Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, raised the alarm in a statement he issued to journalists yesterday.
He alleged that Obaseki and the PDP have concluded plans to fake the kidnap of some identified PDP members across the state and blame the APC for their disappearance.
He said Obaseki is already intimidating the Police to join in the plot by arresting and remanding APC leaders over the staged kidnappings to prevent them from continuing their grassroots mobilization of voters.
The statement read: “We have been made aware of plans by the outgoing Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and his party, the PDP, to stage kidnappings of some of their members across the state and blame the APC for their disappearance.
“We have confidentially obtained the list of some PDP members penned for the fake kidnappings in Edo South Senatorial District and the proposed cash allowance the Governor is offering them in exchange for their cooperation in the reprehensible plot.
“We are also aware that Godwin Obaseki is already mounting pressure on the Police to play along with this shameful plot. He has requested that they commence arrest of our leaders across the state and keep them in detention over the fake kidnappings just to keep them out of circulation and prevent them from continuing their grassroots mobilization of voters.”