Kwara Government Drags PDP To Police Over Comments

PDP, APC, Imo, Election, Imo NorthThe Kwara State government has reported the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the Nigeria Police Force for what it called efforts to incite the public against the government through unsubstantiated allegation of fraud.

While the spokesman for the police in the State, Ajayi Okansanmi, on Tuesday confirmed that they had invited the opposition party for questioning, the PDP accused the government of the All Progressives Congress of trying to sniffle the voice of the opposition.

On Tuesday, members of the PDP arrived at the state headquarters of the police to honour an invitation.

Mr Okansanmi told reporters that the invited representatives of the party had been released after the nearly four hours interrogation.

Members of the PDP, after the interrogation, gathered at the office of their chairman to brief him on the outcome of the meeting with the police and most of them, who spoke in Yoruba Language, were bitter over the invitation.

The State Chairman of the PDP, Iyiola Oyedepo, accused the government of being intolerant to criticism.

He said that his party usually enlightens the public on the failure of the government to provide the dividends of democracy, wondering why they would be reported to the police as a result of that.

The State government, however, believes that critising the government is different from inciting the public.

The State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Kamaldeen Ajibade, told reporters that dishing out false information to the public through live radio programmes made the party report the opposition to the police.

On what would be the next line of action, he said the government would wait for a report from the police to determine what to do next.

The bickering between the opposition party and state government has been on for quite sometime, but it is expected that it would be resolved soon with police intervention.

PDP Denies Presidential Ambition Of Governor Aliyu

The Niger state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) has denied the reported presidential ambition of the state governor, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, explaining that he is presently focusing on the deliverance of dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

The state chairman of the party, Dr Mahmud Abdulrahman made the clarification in Ilorin while on a courtesy visit to the state executive members of the party.

According to the party leader, the Niger state governor is for now concentrating on how to make life meaningful for the people of the state and he appealed to journalists in the country to avoid reports that could lead to chaos and crisis but rather those that would enhance economic development of the country.

The party, he noted has rules and regulations guiding its activities, adding that the right aspirants and candidates for the party will emerge at the right time.

The Kwara state chairman of the PDP, Balogun Fulani Ishola also urged journalists to shun sensational reports and focus on what could enhance peace and harmony in the country.

Dr Aliyu will be concluding his second term as a serving Governor and he is primed as one of the northern governors that might challenge President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 Presidential election.