PDP seeks Kekemeke’s arrest over alleged violence threat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned security agencies, calling for the arrest of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Isaacs Kekemeke.

It said Kekemeke made inciting statements at a political gathering where he threatened to use thugs and ‘federal might’ during the October 10 governorship election.


PDP state Chairman Mr. Fatai Adams told reporters yesterday in Akure that the party had petitioned security agencies asking for the arrest of Kekemeke.

He said Kekemeke’s statement was “careless, very reckless and unbecoming of a man who parades himself as a lawyer. By his utterances, he’s a disgrace to his profession and party.”

Adams said the party was ready for the election and urged Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the APC to be prepared for a violence free election.

He alleged: “There is this viral video where Isaacs Kekemeke, a former chairman of APC in Ondo State, admitted that APC thugs, sponsored by Akeredolu, were responsible for destroying campaign bill boards and posters of Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, the PDP standard-bearer.

“He also confessed that the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) will be mobilised with arms and ammunition to rig the election in favour of the APC. He admitted in like manner that federal might (whatever that means), will be brought to bear on the election in Ondo State.

“We are surprised that up till now, the security agencies have not arrested Kekemeke to answer for his utterances that are capable of precipitating crisis and setting Ondo State on fire ahead of the governorship election.

“We’ve sent letters to security agencies this morning (Monday). The security agencies are representatives of President Muhammadu Buhari and we believe through this, he will intervene.

“We are doing this to guarantee free and fair election on October 10.

“PDP is law-abiding and ready to play the game according to the rule. We believe security agencies will handle this.”

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