By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Forum of Local Government Youth Leaders, Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned in strong terms the invasion and continue siege of the Abuja residence of Senator Dino Melaye who is representing Kogi West Senatorial District.
In a statement issued in Lokoja and signed by the Youth Leader, Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Kayode Eseyin copy of which was made available in Lokoja on Thursday, said that the over bearing of the police is becoming an election.
“Our attention has been drawn to the invasion and continuous siege on the Abuja residence of Senator Dino Melaye, representing the good people of Kogi West and our party’s Presidential Campaign Director of Civil Society and NGO’s by men of the Nigeria Police.
“We see this desperate act of the Federal Government acting through the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Kpotun as a serious threat to the life of Senator Dino Melaye who prior to this invasion raised alarm of a plan to arrest and inject him to death, a claim Nigeria Force Public Relation Officer denied.
“Nigerians known for a fact that Senator Dino Melaye has consistently spoken against tyranny, bad governance and ineptitude of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government. This is evidenced from the numerous interviews, videos, tweets and posts he has been putting out over the years.”
Mr Kayode also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of targeting opposition leaders ahead of the 2019 general election by using the Nigerian Police to intimidate and keep them in Police cell till after election on frivolous charges.
“However, we advise them to desist from this act and channel their energies into more pressing national issues especially the security of the lives and properties of Nigerians in the North East in particular and Nigeria in general.”