The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were planning to silence its candidate for the Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The party said the move was aimed at thwarting Adeleke and the PDP from continuing a case against the APC, challenging the outcome of the election.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said Adeleke’s life was in danger, alleging that the Police was part of the plot to put the lawmaker out of circulation.
“Given the series of unrelenting attacks, threats and the desperation now being exhibited by the APC, our party has become apprehensive that there are plots to silence Senator Adeleke as a way to terminate his efforts to retrieve his governorship mandate in the court.”
He added “Part of the plot is to frame and arrest the Principal of his school, Ede Muslim High School, Ede, Mr Kadili Adejare Abass, on trump-up charges that Senator Adeleke’s School testimonial was forged with the aim of using such fabrication as a basis to smear and clamp down on Senator Adeleke.”
“On April 24, 2019, the Nigerian Police in collaboration with the APC arrested Mr Abass, the Principal of the Ede Muslim High School, Ede as well as the wife of the school’s Registrar, Mrs Rofiyat Oladepo and her nine months old baby.”
“Information available to the PDP shows that AIG Adeleye Oyebade of Zone II, Oshogbo, ordered the arrest of the innocent Principal of the school and the Registrar.”
“The PDP, therefore, calls on the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed to call his men to order on issues related to Senator Adeleke’s determination to retrieve his governorship mandate, which was stolen by the APC.”