The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday has claimed the All Progressives Congress and the presidency were planning to arrest and detain some of its leaders before when the elections starts.
Kola Ologboniyan noted that PDP would not condone any illegal arrest and detention of its leaders and members in any part of Nigeria.
His words, “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.”
“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.”