PDP Calls For Arrest Of Oshiomhole
The PDP has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to immediately arrest the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, for questioning, and subsequent prosecution for incitement.
in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said that the violence and arson perpetuated by APC agents in Yenagoa, was in furtherance of Oshiomhole’s inciting call that no governor would be sworn-in in Bayelsa State, contrary to the judgment of the Supreme Court.
According to PDP, “Oshiomhole’s statement is a direct call for sedition and violent subversion of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the statutory authority of the Supreme Court and the mandate of the people of Bayelsa State”.
PDP said that the former governor should therefore be arrested for prosecution for inciting violence and arson in the state.
“Nigerians can recall that our party had on Thursday cautioned Oshiomhole over his utterances and apparent plots to cause violence and a breakdown of law and order in the state.
“The world however watched with horror as APC agents, chanting APC slogans, assaulted the people of Bayelsa State, set the PDP secretariat in the state ablaze, attacked the premises of Radio Bayelsa, vandalised vehicles and equipment, took over major highways and attacked travellers, all in the bid to violently subvert the judgment of the Supreme court and forcefully take control of the state”, the party said.
The PDP therefore charged the people of Bayelsa, the security agencies and Nigerians at large, to hold Oshiomhole responsible and accountable for the violence in Bayelsa state and deal with him accordingly in line with the provisions of our laws.
The party insisted that Oshiomhole must be brought to book and stopped from the use of garrulity and clear misuse of language to cause crisis in the country.