Police, APC, PDP in confusion over Adeleke

Plans by the All Progressives Congress, APC to use the police to arrest governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2018 Osun governorship election, Ademola Adeleke so he could be forced to relinquish his mandate, the PDP has alleged.

According to the PDP, with the APC not being able to use courts to stop Adeleke, it is not planning to get him arrested and put out of circulation pending the determination of his court cases.

The PDP made this known in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Sunday.

He said apart from executing the alleged script, some 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.

The statement said, “If they truly want Senator Adeleke for any new issue connected with the charges for which he is already in court, it 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.

“Our party cautions that Nigerians are not ready to accept any excuse from anybody should Senator Adeleke suddenly becomes a victim of accidental discharge, sudden disappearance or failed health. They know whom to hold responsible.

“The APC should end this siege on Senator Adeleke and accept the fact that he has the mandate of the people of Osun state as their governor and no form of machination will subvert this reality.

“The PDP, therefore, charges the Inspector General of Police, 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”.