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Governor Ishaku faults arrest of PDP supporters in Taraba
David|March. 09, 2019
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Saturday, March 9, condemned the arrest of some top PDP supporters in Taraba by the Department of State Services (DSS).
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ishaku made the condemnation after casting his vote at Kofan Serki Jukun polling unit 004 in Takum.
The governor said the DSS had arrested Danladi Baido, a member representing Karim Lamido/Lau federal constituency and Idi Mali, chairman of Karim Lamido local government council. He said that it was unfair to intimidate opposition in an election.
According to him, “I got information that there were plans to arrest my key supporters during the elections and I made it public through a broadcast and it still came to pass.
“Why will supporters of the opposition party be arrested, detained and prevented from voting by security agents?
“There is no democracy without opposition, so what is happening is against the principles of democracy.”
The ruling, according to the court was based on alleged falsification of age in the documents which the APC governorship candidate supplied to the INEC.
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