The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked for the instant and unconditional release of its Head of Security in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi, Mr. Edeh Abutu, and others allegedly arrested in the state.
PDP shared this at a news conference addressed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday, in Abuja.
According to Kola, Edeh and other PDP members in Kogi were arrested for unreasonable reasons and moved to an unknown destination for torturing.
He said the harassment and victimization of innocent members were all manipulations from APC ahead of the forthcoming polls in the state.
His words, “The PDP is also aware of plots to frame-up other PDP leaders with allegations of illegal possession of firearm, sponsoring of violence and training of thugs, among others as an attempt to intimidate the citizens,”
Kola Ologbondiyan then warned that the continuous detention of Edeh and the rest will only result in a crisis in the state.
We wait to see how this will pan out.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum. It won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, and was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. Currently, PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.
In 1998 the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria norminated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar (Governor-Elect of Adamawa State and a former leading member of the Social Democratic Party) as his running mate. They won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May, 1999.
The longtime slogan of the People’s Democratic Party has been “Power to the people”. During the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 21 May 2016, David Mark, a former President of the Senate of Nigeria, introduced “Change the change” as the party’s campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections.
The party has a neoliberal stance in its economic policies and maintains a conservative stance on certain social issues, such as same-sex relations.
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