The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has cautioned Nigeria Police Force and other Security Agencies against moves to use its men to harass and intimidate PDP leaders especially the governorship candidate of the party in Osun State Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The party was of the opinion that some powerful members of the ruling party are using policemen to harrass Adeleke over ‘largely unsubstantiated allegations regarding his certificate’.
The PDP, in a statement issued by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi, in Osogbo, said “regardless the antics of All Progressives Congress (APC) and its accomplices, Osun people have resolved to end the seven years of hunger under Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in the September 22nd election”.
Taking on the Police Force, the PDP said it would appreciate “the Police forming themselves into a political party and coming out clear as enemy of the PDP”. The party also stated that the people of Osun State would go all out to monitor their votes to ensure that the outcome of the poll reflects the wish of the majority.
“We are just advising the police to take a plunge into politics rather than serving as attack dog for APC. The organisation should register Nigeria Police Personnel Party (NPPP) and present a candidate for election.
“We have been reliably informed about the involvement of powerful men in Buhari’s administration in the wild goose chase using the police to harass and frustrate our candidate over his educational qualification after his clearance by INEC”.
It was also contained in the statement that “Ekiti Model, where policemen were used to do technical rigging by molesting our members will fail in Osun. People of this state have slept on empty stomach for most days under Rauf Aregbesola’s administration and they want to end that misery on September 22 by voting Ademola Adeleke of PDP.”