Rep. Danjuma Shiddid (APC-Taraba) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene over alleged political persecution against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State.
He fingered Gov. Darius Ishaku as the arrowhead of the persecution of the major opposition party in the state.
The lawmaker, representing Wukari/Ibi Federal Constituency of Taraba and the Senatorial candidate of APC, Taraba South, said this while addressing the National Assembly correspondents in Abuja on Sunday.
He said, “The President is a man of justice and we believe he will do something about the political situation in the state.”
He said the APC was being targeted and intimidated in the state, while calling on the president to urgently intervene in order to stem the tide of political brigandage against opposition.
He said the intimidation was geared towards the 2023 general elections, stressing that APC members in the state had been law abiding citizens.
According to him, “I am crying to the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and all security agencies and judiciary to intervene on this matter in Taraba.”
He said the APC members had conducted themselves and no member would do anything to undermine democracy in the state, while appealing to the president to ensure justice prevailed in the state.
“The governor does not have power of arrest, the governor has no hand in what he is saying,” he said.