Dino Melaye: PDP condemns ‘constant harassment’ of senators by Buhari’s govt

Dino Melaye: PDP condemns ‘constant harassment’ of senators by Buhari’s govt

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned alleged incessant harassment of Nigerian senators by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

PDP stated this after the senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye, was admitted into hospital after escaping from a moving police vehicle on Tuesday.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP stated that since the inception of the present administration, the leadership of the Senate and senators have been under constant harassment.

According to the opposition party, senators who hold different view from the executive arm of government are arrested and detained and arraigned on false charges.

“The world has been watching with horror, since it started with the arraignment of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and other senators, on trumped-up charges as well as attempts to rope in the deputy senate president on charges related to treason.

“Today, we are witnessing the harassment and arrest of Senator Dino Melaye, who is known for his support for the Senate leadership and his criticisms of the excesses of the executive arm.

“Currently, Senators Aliyu Wamakko, Rabiu Kwakwanso and Danjuma Goje are all being harassed for holding opinions that do not suit the whims and caprices of the executive,” PDP said.

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