The Lagos State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has called on the State Security Service (SSS), to arrest the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, for allegedly making comments capable of worsening the country’s security challenges.
In a statement signed by the Chapter’s publicity secretary, Taofik Gani, the party claimed that Tinubu’s comments were “inflammatory, inciting and criminal utterances capable of worsening the current security challenges in the country.”
The Party made reference to statements made by the former Lagos governor, stating that Bola Tinubu “had stated publicly that in the coming elections at Ekiti and Osun states, anyone who attempts to rig will be murdered and roasted.”
“The statement was made at LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, during the investiture of the APC National leader as Chancellor of the Higher Institution.”
The PDP expressed concern over the comments which they described as criminal and was intended to target their members. “We are indeed worried that such inflammatory, inciting and criminal pronouncements can be made in our country at this period that we are confronted with serious security problems in some parts of the country.”
The Party further alleged that the APC leader had prepared a list of targets and will use the elections as decoy to hit them.
“We recall well that a similar careless statement made by a Presidential Candidate, who is also a member of APC is believed to have also aggravated the violence in the North. The situation in the north may not have been this bad if the Security Agencies had acted fast. Hence, this current agent provocateur must be swiftly curtailed.
“The Security Agencies, especially SSS must not be cowed by his over bloated status, but arrest him and even prosecute him.”
The party has called on the security agencies to interrogate Tinubu, stressing that failure to do so would be seen as either an act of compromise or docility, which would portend great danger for the polity.
“The security agencies must therefore act fast to prove that they are on top of security issues in the land,” the party insisted.