From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos
The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has charged security agencies, especially the State Security Service (SSS), to immediately arrest former governor of Lagos State and a National Leader of the APC, for making inflammatory, inciting and criminal utterances capable of worsening the current security challenges in the country.
The PDP in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Gani Taofik warned that unless Tinubu is arrested and made to explain details of his utterances, the security agencies would be seen as either compromised or docile and this portends great danger for the polity.
Tinubu at LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, during his investiture as Chancellor of the Higher Institution had warned that in the coming elections in Ekiti and Osun states, anyone who attempts to rig will be murdered and roasted.
The Lagos PDP however described the statement as criminal and possibly with PDP members as targets “the security agencies must therefore act fast to prove that they are on top of security issues in the land”.
“We are indeed worried that such inflammatory, inciting and criminal pronouncements can be made in our country at this period that we are confronted with serious security problems. This careless statement by Tinubu must not be treated with kid gloves. He is a man with crude followership in the SouthWest. He is thus potent enough to ignite conflagration in the region. It is also possible that the APC leader has an already prepared target list and will use the elections as decoy to hit his targets.
“We recall well that similar careless statements made by a Presidential candidate, who is also a member of APC is believed to have also aggravated the violence in the North. The situation in the north may not have been this bad if the Security Agencies had acted fast. Hence, this current agent provocateur must be swiftly curtailed. The security agencies, especially SSS must not be cowed by his over bloated status, but arrest him and even prosecute him. Nigerians must also hold Tinubu responsible for any political murder, now or during the elections”