- The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the arrest of its senator, Rufai Ibrahim, by police in Kwara
- The PDP accused the APC of behind the rest
- The party, therefore, demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Ibrahim, asking the police IG to call the police authorities in Kwara to order
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the arrest of its member and Senator representing Kwara South district in the National Assembly, Senator Rufai Ibrahim.
In a statement seen by Channels TV on Friday, February 22, the party demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Ibrahim, as well as the other members it claimed, were framed-up and detained by the police in Kwara state.
It described the arrest of Senator Ibrahim as “provocative”, cautioning the police to stop harassing its members.
The opposition party claimed the All Progressives Congress (APC) is behind the arrest.
The statement reads in part: “This resort to police brutality by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a script by a losing team which seeks to introduce violence and use the police to execute their rigging plots.”
The PDP accused the ruling party of plots to cause pandemonium and pave the way for rigging in favour of its candidates in the state.
The party, however, vowed that no matter the intimidation, its members would not allow themselves to be subjugated by anybody, particularly during the elections.
The statement continues: “We know that the plan of the APC is to stop our members from accessing their polling centres.
“Our members should deploy all legitimate means, including lawful self-preservation strategies and tactical manoeuvres to beat the aggressions, arrive at their respective polling centres and exercise their voting rights accordingly.”
The party further called on the inspector general of police to call the police authorities in Kwara to order.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kwara state chapter of the APC condemned the gun attack against party members during Thursday’s visit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to Ilorin.
In a statement issued in Ilorin on Friday, February 22, the Kwara APC chairman, Bashir Bolarinwa, called on the security agencies to swiftly arrest and bring the perpetrators to justice.
He said the unprovoked attack was the second of such in three days against APC members and supporters in the state.
Bolarinwa recalled a similar attack on the campaign train of the party’s candidate for the Kwara South senatorial district, Lola Ashiru, in Ojoku that left one dead, another fighting for his life and many others injured.
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