The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday reacted to the arrest of former Benue Governor, Gabriel Suswam over insecurity within the state.
Benue State has been a flashpoint of violence, following the persistent disaster between herdsmen and farmers.
Suswam was reportedly arrested by Division of State Companies, DSS, over his alleged reference to disaster.
Reacting, PDP stated Suswam’s arrest was a part of Federal Authorities’s plot to silence “dissenting voice.”
In an announcement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP stated, “The depraved clampdown has began. Solely yesterday, we had been made conscious of the arrest and detention of former Benue State governor, Hon. Gabriel Suswam, who has been saved incommunicado with out entry to his legal professionals, whereas the Federal Authorities is just not forthcoming with the small print of the explanations behind the arrest and detention.
“Nevertheless, we all know that his arrest and detention is meant to place him out of circulation in order that he won’t participate within the mega-meetings of our occasion deliberate for the North Central states.
“There are already fears that different opposition leaders and dissenting voices have been positioned below watch and can be dragged in and framed up on safety expenses, in order to maintain them out of circulation forward of the elections.”