Fresh Tension Erupts as PDP Accuses Governor Yahaya Bello of Using State Security to Witch-Hunt Its Members
- The PDP in Kogi state has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of using state security to witch-hunt its members in the state
- Iliyasu Zubair, the zonal chairman of the PDP in Kogi, petitioned the Department of State Service (DSS) in a letter dated February 6, 2023
- The opposition alleged that the state command of the DSS has allowed the state government to meddle in its affairs and be used as a tool
Lokoja, Kogi - There is fresh tension in Kogi state as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state petitioned the Department of State Service (DSS) over alleged harassment of members by the state government.
Alhaji Iliyasu Zubair, the zonal chairman of Kogi PDP, in a letter dated February 6, 2023, claimed that the state government is witch-hunting its members, Tribune reported.
Why PDP wrote to DSS
The PDP expressed regret that the DSS office in the state allowed the state government to meddle in its affairs.
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The letter reads in part:
“Regrettably, the Kogi State Command of the Department of Security Service (DSS) has constituted itself into a witch-hunting tool of the State Government, harassing our supporters, intimidating and detaining them for no just cause."
According to the statement, the situation is worrisome in the Kogi central senatorial district, where Governor Bello comes from.
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The statement added that no less than 30 of its faithful members have been arrested unjustly, harassed and detained for weeks in the state command of the DSS.
The PDP alleged that the security unit is doing so under the guise of investigating fictitious allegations.
The party then demanded the immediate transfer of all ongoing investigations and petitions in the state command of the DSS over to the national headquarters of the force.
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