The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State has condemned the attacks on residences of some of its top members in Oke-Ero, Isin, Ekiti and Irepodun local government areas by armed security operatives deployed for Saturday’s bye-election in the federal constituency.
In a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Mr Tunde Ashaolu, the party described the attacks as reprehensible, unwarranted and unjustifiable, stressing that the action of the security officials reeks of unprofessionalism and amounts to violation of human rights.
The PDP said it views these attacks as acts of impunity and attempt to suppress and intimidate its members ahead of the by-election holding tomorrow. The party however said that it will never succumb to the APC’s desperate tactics and acts of intimidation as it remains resolute and very optimistic of winning the election.
Meanwhile, the Kwara State Government has expressed concern about the arrests of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwarts in Ekiti, Isin, Oke-Ero and Irepodun Federal Constituency ahead of Saturday’s by-election.
In a statement issued on Friday by Dr Muyideen Akorede, Senior Special Assistant On Media and Communications to the Kwara State Governor, the state government said while it recognizes the right of security agencies to maintain law and order, this should not be done in a manner that intimidates members of a political party while seeming to pave way for members of another party.
The statement called on security agencies to resist any attempt to use them execute political agenda or any unlawful activity and maintain neutrality and rule of law in carrying out their duties.
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