Kidnapped chairman: PDP accuses APC of conspiracy

August 13, 2019
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The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Tuesday, accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of partisan conspiracy designed to deploy some alleged compromised security operatives against opposition parties in Kogi State.

It also alleged that the prevailing situation was a desperate bid to re-elect Governor Yahaya Bello of the state come November 16.

PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan who disclosed this in a statement charged the hierarchy of the army, police and Department of State Services, DSS to speak out on the abduction of PDP’s Okene Local government chairman, Musa Adelabu whose abduction it was alleged was by gunmen dressed in military fatigue.

In his words, “This situation has heightened apprehensions of high-level partisan conspiracy to use some compromised security operatives against the opposition in Kogi state, in a desperate bid to foist the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the failed Governor Yahaya Bello on the people of Kogi state.

“The party expressed worries that three days after his abductors reportedly dared his family members that they were acting on orders from above, there had been no trace of his whereabouts.

“Moreover, it is completely unacceptable that since the public outcry by our party and members of his family over his violent abduction and despite the demands for his release, the high commands of the military, the police and the DSS have failed to speak out on the matter.

“This situation has heightened apprehensions of high-level partisan conspiracy to use some compromised security operatives against the opposition in Kogi state, in a desperate bid to foist the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the failed Governor Yahaya Bello on the people of Kogi state.

Further, the party said such provocative situation was capable of sparking off serious crisis in Kogi state, which location as gateway and convergence state, means a lot of dire consequences for the nation, in the event of any disturbances in the area.

It, therefore, claimed it was completely unacceptable for the security high command not to be forthcoming with concrete statement or decisive action to secure Adelabu’s release despite calls by the PDP and people of Kogi state.

Besides, the PDP called on President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces to address his parade and ensure the release of the abductee.

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