The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State on Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the state government to clamp down on opposition figures in the state.
The PDP specifically alleged a plan by the All Progressives Congress-led government in the state to sponsor the arrest of its members.
However, in a reaction, the state government through the chief press secretary to the governor, Alhaji Wahab Oba, debunked the allegation, saying this is not time for politicking.
“What could have warranted us running after PDP in Kwara State? What is the strength of the party here? I think the leaders of the party should simply search their conscience and see if it is their past that is haunting them.
“In Kwara politics, it is the PDP that has the records of violence as showed in their last primary elections where dangerous weapons were freely used to settle political scores. On our side, it was an absolute peace. This is not time for politicking or raising of baseless allegations. They should form a credible opposition rather than crying wolf where there is none”, he said.
Addressing a press conference in Ilorin, the PDP state chairman, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, said the state government and the ruling APC had blamed members of the opposition for the attack on dignitaries on Sallah day at the Ilorin Yidi praying ground.
The PDP called on the police authorities and all other law enforcement agents in the state to protect its members.