PDP cautions Buhari, APC over arrest of members
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it completely rejects what it believes is the on-going clampdown, unlawful arrest and detention of its officials and members in various parts of the country by the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the general election. “Further reports reaching us at the PDP from our Kaduna State chapter indicate that many of our leaders including former governors of Kaduna state, Senator Ahmed Markarfi and Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero; PDP Kaduna state chapter chairman, Chief Felix Hyat and the former PDP state chairman, Alhaji Yahaya Yaro Makama among others, have been listed for clamp down and are now being trailed by agents of the APC. “We have also been informed of plots by the APC and the Buhari Presidency to track down and detain PDP critical stakeholders in other parts of the country, so as to put them out of circulation before and during the general elections. The PDP also stresses that it will hold the APC and the Buhari Presidency directly responsible should any harm, whatsoever, befall any of its leaders or members, particularly in Kaduna state ahead of the elections. The party spokesman further stated: “Kaduna state is a PDP stronghold and our party is not ready to stomach any further harassment of our leaders, officials and members; before, during and after the general elections.