The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, raised the alarm over the arrest and intimidation of some leaders and members of the party by security operatives in the state.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the state’s Publicity Secretary, Honourable Banji Okunomo.
The party noted that those arrested were mainly youth leaders across the state.
Okunomo noted that the intimidation of members of the party by the security operatives would make PDP members feel unsafe politically as the party prepares for the inauguration of its campaign today.
He said “The information we got is that the arrest is ongoing, knowing fully well that tomorrow is the inauguration of the party’s campaign.
“Much as we are not saying that security agencies should not perform their duties, if they find anybody wanting in conduct or behaviour, we also want to say that any act on the part of the security agents should be properly channelled at this period.”
But the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Femi Joseph, denied the development, saying, the command only invited some politicians to its office.
He said “We have no cause to arrest anybody. We only invited some people in a bid to maintain peace in the forthcoming election.”