The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to arrest leaders of the party in Bauchi State through compromised security personnel.
The opposition made this known in a statement issued by the party National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday in Abuja.
The PDP said the plot was to put its leaders out of circulation and enable the APC to rig the supplementary election in the state.
Ologbondiyan said that credible intelligence available to the PDP was that the APC wants to use political thugs and “compromised security agents’’ to storm polling units between 1 p.m to 3 p.m.
This, according to him, was for the ruling party to snatch election materials and change results and take them to INEC office in Bauchi for collation and announcement.
He listed some of the PDP leaders earmarked for the alleged mass arrest to include Alhaji Bello Kirfi, Sen. Abdul Ningi, Sen. Suleiman Nazif, Sen. Isa Misau, and Salisu Ningi.
Others include: PDP Bauchi State Chairman, Alhaji Hamza Akuyam; Ahmed Yerima, Samaila, Burgah, Aminu Tukur as well as PDP leaders and agents in the 29 polling units where elections were holding in the state.
However, Ologbondiyan said that such underhand scheme would not deter the PDP from standing firm in resisting all aggression and consolidating on the party’s already established victory in Bauchi state.
“All our members are at red alert in monitoring the electoral process.
“We will never allow any alteration of results as delivered at the polling units and that nobody, no matter the machination deployed, can rig us out in this election,’’ he said.