Yaro Makama, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has been arrested.
This comes bare a day after Ben Bako, director of publicity of the PDP campaign in Kaduna, was arrested and flown to Abuja.
Commenting on the latest arrest, Danjuma Sarki, deputy director-general of the campaign organisation, said it is part of the grand design by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to clampdown on PDP members before the elections.
“This morning, Makama was invited by the state police command. He honoured the police invitation as a law abiding citizen,” he said.
“They accused him of hate speech and he was asked to write a statement. We thought that after writing the statement, they will let him go, but surprisingly he was taken to Abuja after writing his statement. Yesterday (Sunday), when we addressed a press conference, we said there were plans by the state government to frame and arrest 150 prominent PDP members before the elections.
“This is a clear indication that they have started executing the plan.”