The Kwara state Police Command has responded sharply to the allegations of the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the police was intimidating its members, describing the APC as trouble makers who out to sabotage the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Police Commissioner, Mr. Ambrose Aisabo, who personally addressed the media yesterday to underscore the importance attached to the allegations, disclosed that the command had intelligence information that the APC was, among others, planning to deface the posters and billboards of President Jonathan ahead of his visit to Kwara state.
“We had information that the APC was planning to print several posters and use them to deface that of Mr .President and we went there and indeed we saw thousands of posters that had been printed. We impounded them but the people explained to us that they had no plan of defacing the posters of Mr. President.”
“I warned them and allowed them to go with their posters. I am not against anyone pasting posters but I am against it when people deface the posters of others; there is enough space for everybody.”
E-Kwara recalls that the APC has raised an alarm yesterday that its members were being arrested by the police in the state, insisting that it is a means at intimidating its members to the advantage of the PDP in the state.
It will also be recalled that the PDP in the state, through its spokesperson, Mallam Al-Hassan Mohammed, alleged that the APC was planning to orchestrate mayhem during the visit of Mr. Jonathan, by sponsoring hoodlums, decked in PDP t-shirts, to embarrass the visiting President and his entourage. As grave as the allegation, the APC has, till the time of filing this report, not responded to same.