The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday night claimed it had received information that heavy deployment of top security chiefs and operatives have been approved for Kwara State ahead of the general elections.
Kwara is the home state of the President of the Senate and Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary, in a statement said this was part of the plot by the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government to intimidate, harass, create fears in the minds of voters and rig elections in the state.
He said: “As part of the plot, the Directorate of State Services (DSS) has deployed its Director of Operations, Etteng Bassey, as well as the State Directors in charge of Ogun and Anambra States to Kwara State ahead of Saturday’s elections while the Director in charge of Kwara State has been moved to Benue. This is in addition to the deployment of hundreds of other DSS operatives from Abuja to Kwara state.
“We also have it on good authority that soldiers will from tomorrow cordon off all entry points to the personal house of the Senate President in Ilorin as well as his late father’s compound in Ilofa Road, old GRA, Ilorin.
“Similarly, the police have made heavy deployment of officers and men from its headquarters in Abuja to Ilorin, Kwara state capital, where they have been instructed to arrest key political players loyal to Senator Saraki.
“We alert Nigerians that the Federal Government plots to use the same strategy in key states of the federation to subvert the will of the people.
“And these are the reasons behind APC’s boasts of winning the general elections when all indications, including the opinion polls sponsored by them, show otherwise.
“The PDP however notes that such vicious plots by the APC and the Buhari Presidency will come to naught, as Nigerians are ready to confront all aggressions and vote them out at the general elections.
“The PDP therefore charges all its members and supporters to remain resolute in resisting the machinations of the APC, come out en masse to vote and protect their votes with every legitimate means available to them.”