*BREAKING: Police Arrest Kwara PDP Senator Rafiu Ibrahim
-Begin Clampdown on PDP Leaders in Kwara State*
-Plot to Take Him Out of Circulation for #NigeriaDecides
The Nigerian Police have once again began a systemic clampdown on leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State as this evening, officers of the Nigerian Police Force, forcefully arrested Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, the Senator Representing Kwara South Constituency in the 8th National Assembly, and the candidate of the PDP for the seat in the upcoming elections.
Tonight’s action by the Police is a clear indication that Officers of the Nigerian Police Force have decided to take sides against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State and across the nation, as the reasoning behind Senator Ibrahim’s arrest is currently unknown, and reminiscent of last year’s arrest of Kwara PDP leaders in Kwara South constituency during the bye-election.
As at the time of this story, Lola Ashiru, the candidate of the APC for the Kwara South Senatorial District, was holding a late-night rally, where he celebrated the arrest of Senator Ibrahim stating that the party had the “full support of the Government at the center.”
We, the youths of Kwara South Constituency, hereby call on the international community, specifically, observers who have come to witness the February 23rd election, to take note of the partisan and irresponsible antics of the Nigerian Police Force.
We also call on all well-meaning Nigerians to join us to call for the release of Distinguished Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, who is known as a peace-loving and highly-performing legislator who always puts the needs of his constituents first and foremost.
Additionally, we call on the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to cease and desist from utilising institutions of state from harassing leading political figures in our state. Elections are not do or die affairs, hence, all candidates should be free to test their popularity at the polls without fear of intimidation by men of the Nigerian Police who are sworn to ‘serve and protect’ all citizens irrespective of their party affiliation.
Hon. Muideen Abdulrahman
Chairman, PDP Kwara South Youth Forum