The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to mobilise Nigerians against the All Progressives Congress (APC) governments at both federal and state levels for the indiscriminate arrest of members of the opposition by security agencies.
The party said these people were arrested and detained for criticising the anti-people policies of the government.
PDP, in a statement Monday by the spokesperson of the National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, recalled series of arrest and detention of its members nationwide on phantom charges on the orders of the APC government.
The party noted that Mr. Salisu Mamuda, PDP Chairman in Jigawa State was arrested on February 4 for criticising the state government for allegedly spending the sum of N400 million to entertain defectors from PDP to APC.
“Nigerians will also recall that Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State during the 2015 guber election was arrested by men of the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) on February 17, 2017 on account of exposing the forex racketeering by the APC led government at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
“Also on March 3, 2017, Alhaji Abdulrahman Mohammed, a PDP chieftain in Kogi State was arrested on trump-up charges and detained illegally for criticising the wrong policies, misgovernance and non-performance of Governor Yahaya Bello,” the statement further added.