Kaduna PDP demands immediate release of three arrested members
The Kaduna state chapter of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate release of three top members arrested by security agencies for unknown reasons.
The arrested people are a former commissioner of Information and now Deputy Director of media PDP state campaign committee, Hon. Saidu Adamu, and two ward executives, El-Abbass Muhammad, and Talib Muhammad.
In a terse statement issued by the Kaduna State PDP Secretary, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu Wusono, and made available to journalists on Thursday, it said, “PDP condemned in strong terms the arrest of its members few days to the governorship and State House of Assembly elections earlier slated for 11th March 2023.
The statement entitled ‘arrest of our leaders and members by the security agents few days to the Governorship Election’ read:” We wish to bring to the attention of the country and the world to the spate of arrests against our members by the security agencies in Kaduna State.
“The Deputy Director media of the state PDP campaign Committee, Hon Saidu Adamu has been arrested yesterday(Wednesday) at his residence and he’s currently in detention at the DSS facility in Kaduna state”
PDP added:”We also wish to alert that two of our ward executives from Kabala,Kaduna North,namely El Abbass Mohammed and Talib Mohammed Lawal have also been arrested.They are also held in detention.
“We are a law abiding party that believes in peaceful elections.We urge the Governor of Kaduna state Nasir El-Rufai, the APC and the security agencies to respect and honour the peace accord that was signed.
“We condemn the intimidation and harassment of our members.
We demand their immediate release now” Wusono said.
The Kaduna Police Command image maker, DSP Muhammad Jalige said the it is presently working on where the former Commissioner was arrested within the Divisions and Area Command, before establishing whether he was arrested by the Police or not.