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Dokpesi’s arrest, act of political persecution – PDP


ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the arrest on Tuesday of Chief Raymond Dokpesi, chairman of DAAR Communications Ltd., describing it as political persecution and mob trial by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government because of his association with the PDP. The party also stated that it has been made aware that more notable PDP leaders are similarly listed for arrest over unproven allegations pursuant to the plot by the APC to cow and silence opposition in the country. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh who released the statement on Tuesday, said the military style of pronouncement of guilt on Dokpesi before any fair hearing, betrays the fact that he is a victim of political persecution and mob trial by the APC government because of his association with the PDP. “While the PDP is not against the war against corruption, we insist that the crusade must be carried out within the limits of the law and not as a guise to persecute and torture opposition elements in the country. “Our fear is that with the pronouncement of guilt even without being giving the opportunity within his rights as a citizen to state his own side of the story, the President Buhari-led government is sidestepping the laws to ensure that Chief Dokpesi does not get justice in the court, a plot which they want to extend to other PDP leaders. “The PDP therefore demands an open and public trial of all those arrested so that all issues and charges against them as well as their defence therein would also be in the public domain. We demand a proper investigation and lawful prosecution instead of the reprehensible resort to outright political persecution, which can only have a place in a military regime. “We also note that this development may not be unconnected with the planned onslaught against the media, following its commitment in holding this dictatorial regime accountable since it took office. Finally, we call on the international community and rights bodies worldwide to note the
[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]growing impunity and gross violation of human rights by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government tailored to decimate the opposition and cow the media in Nigeria.”

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