Gov Ishaku raises alarm over alleged plot to arrest PDP chieftains

Posted by News Express | 9 March 2019 | 1,854 times

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Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba state has raised an alarm about a plan to arrest key members of the PDP before, during and after tomorrow’s elections. 

The governor in a statement on Friday said he has been reliably informed of the plot to arrest “some prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, in Taraba state with the intention to facilitate the rigging of the elections of tomorrow”.

He listed some local governments in Taraba where the arrests have been targeted to take place.

They include Northern senatorial zone, Jalingo LGA, Karim lamido LGA, Lau LGA, and in the Central Senatorial Zone, Sardauna LGA, Bali LGA and Kurmi LGA, Southern Senatorial Zone, Wukari LGA, Ibi LGA and Donga LGA.

Governor Ishaku said the intention of the plot is to provoke violence “to a magnitude that will undermine the credibility and outcome of the elections”.

He opined that such a situation should not be allowed in the state and appealed to the security agencies not to “abandon their constitutional role in order to please vested political interest”.

Excerpted from a Channels TV report

Source: News Express

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