Bayelsa Violence: Arrest Oshiomhole Now, PDP tells IGP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed, to invite the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for questioning and prosecution for allegedly inciting violence in Bayelsa state. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the violence allegedly carried out by thugs of the APC, was occasioned by inciting statements by Adams Oshiomhole.

The statement reads in part: “The People’s Democratic Party calls on the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to immediately pull in the factional National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for questioning and prosecution for incitement.

“The party says the violence and arson being perpetuated by the APC agents in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Friday, 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. Oshiomole’s statement was 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.
“He should therefore be pulled in immediately 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 secretariat in the state ablaze, attacked the premises of Radio Bayelsa, vandalized vehicles and equipment, took over major highways and attacked travelers, all in the bid to violently subvert the judgment of the Supreme court and forcefully take control of the state.
“Therefore, the PDP charges 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.
“Oshiomhole must be brought to book and stopped from the use of garrulity and clear misuse of language to cause crisis in our country.”

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