- A campaign spokesperson for the PDP was arrested
- Ben Bako was reportedly picked up by SSS officials
- His arrested is reportedly related to his alleged call for violence
Ben Bako who is a spokesperson of thee Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna state has been arrested.
Premium Times reports that Bako who is the director of media and publicity of the PDP campaign organisation was picked up on Saturday, February 9.
An official of the party confirmed the arrest.
Bako was recently caught on video inciting violence at a political rally and there is suspicion his arrest may be connected to it
Yakubu Lere who is the deputy director of publicity of the PDP campaign said Bako was arrested by operatives of the State Security Service and taken to Abuja.
He said: “Yes, he was arrested on Saturday around 11 pm when some security agents came in their vehicles to whisk him away to Abuja.”
Meanwhile, the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has appealed to pastors in the state to give support to his reelection for second term in the forthcoming general elections.
He urged the Christian community in the state during a meeting with the religious leaders under the group Pastors United Change Association (PUCA) on Saturday, February 9, Sahara Reporters reports.
It should be noted, however, that it was reported that the governor had earlier said that if Pope was his deputy running mate, 67% of Christians in the state would never support him with their support.
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