Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has been accused by the All Progressives Congress in the State of planning to arrest it’s leaders over staged kidnappings in the state.
The Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki, made the claim in a statement released on Thursday.
Mayaki further stated that Obaseki and the PDP have concluded plans to fake the kidnap of some identified PDP members across the state and blame the APC for their disappearance.
He said Obaseki is already intimidating the Police to join in the plot by arresting and remanding APC leaders over the staged kidnappings to prevent them from continuing their grassroots mobilization of voters.
The statement read: “We have been made aware of plans by the outgoing Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and his party, the PDP, to stage kidnappings of some of their members across the state and blame the APC for their disappearance.”
“We have confidentially obtained the list of some PDP members penned for the fake kidnappings in Edo South Senatorial District and the proposed cash allowance the Governor is offering them in exchange for their cooperation in the reprehensible plot.”
“We are also aware that Mr. Godwin Obaseki is already mounting pressure on the Police to play along with this shameful plot. He has requested that they commence arrest of our leaders across the state and keep them in detention over the fake kidnappings just to keep them out of circulation and prevent them from continuing their grassroots mobilization of voters.”