The Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State has faulted the claim by the state police command that the party didn’t report cases of assault on its members in any police station in the state.
The party, in a statement on Friday, described the police position as validating the alarm raised by its National Leader and Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, that the police had become a partisan arbiter in the state politics.
According to the statement signed by the state publicity secretary, Tunde Ashaolu, available evidences indicated that the party has not raised a false alarm as it submitted several reports on the attacks on its members by suspected thugs.
The state police command on Saturday in a statement by the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, said Saraki’s allegations that his life and those of his supporters were in danger as unsubstantiated.
But the PDP said it submitted a petition signed by the party’s state Legal Adviser, O.M Aborishade, on the matter to the office of the police commissioner which was duly acknowledged.
The party urged the police to redress their mistakes as pointed out by Saraki and face the duty of protecting lives and property in the state instead making futile efforts to distort facts.