The Peoples Democratic Party today protested the arrest and detention of its candidate in the Osun Governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, by the police.
The party described the police action as a total disregard for the subsisting order of the Federal High Court.
Adeleke, the Senator representing Osun west at the Senate, had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, at a press conference in Abuja, said: “This is highly provocative, an invitation to anarchy and recipe for a very serious crisis not only in Osun but also in the judiciary and our polity as a nation.
“The arrest and detention of Senator Adeleke is a direct act of violence against our laws, the institution of the judiciary and the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
“This is part of the grand plot by the All Progressives Congress to coerce Senator Adeleke to relinquish the mandate that was freely given to him by the people of Osun State, which was further established by the election petition tribunal.”
Ologbodiyan said the plot was to drag Adeleke before an “ostensibly compromised magistrate court,” over the same issues of alleged forged school testimonial that was already before the Federal High Court.