The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to use some policemen to detain its Osun State governorship candidate in the 2018 election, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
In a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP claimed that the plot was aimed at forcing Adeleke to drop his governorship ambition.
He said, “The PDP already has new information of how the APC, having seen that there is no way it can stop Adeleke at the courts, now seeks to forcefully hound him into a police station where he will be incarcerated and put out of circulation before the determination of the matters in court.
“Apart from executing this script of the APC, these elements in the police have no other reason for continuously hounding Senator Adeleke, as he is already in court for all the frivolous allegations preferred against him.
“If they truly want Senator Adeleke for any new issue connected with the charges for which he is already in court, they should present such before the court instead of resorting to bullying.
“Nigerians will recall that the PDP had earlier alerted of threats to Senator Adeleke’s life. These threats have not only continued unabated but have heightened with this renewed hounding by these elements in the police, who are being used by the APC.”
The PDP warned that Nigerians would not accept any excuse, should Adeleke become a victim of accidental discharge or sudden disappearance.
“The PDP, therefore, charges the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Adamu Mohammed, to rein in his men on issues related to Senator Adeleke’s determination to retrieve his governorship mandate, which was stolen by the APC,” he added.