The Kwara state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq was responsible for the release of a suspected cultist, one Safi Abolaji (Ojulari), arrested by the Police, from the Nigeria Correctional Service where he was serving a jail term.
The PDP in a statement by the Director (Publicity) of its Campaign Council, Mr. Kayode Ogunlowo therefore “called on the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to explain why he caused the release from prison of one Safi Abolaji (AKA Ojulari) who the Police recently described as a cultist and was arrested.”
“Governor AbdulRazaq owes the people of Kwara State a solid explanation on why Abolaji was released from prison, how he was released, under what circumstance he was released and what purpose his release was to achieve.
“We notice how it was easy for the hirelings, acolytes, and supporters of Abdulrasaq to rush to the press to claim that the said Abolaji is a member of our party, the PDP. What remains to be explained is the Governor’s role in the recent release of the man in question from prison and what procedure was followed in achieving the release.
“We want it to be known that the PDP is a national party and the oldest in the country today. It has also ruled Kwara State for 16 years during which the state was known as one of the most peaceful, cleanest, and fastest developing states in the country. Also, during our time in office, we enacted a law to eradicate cultism and initiated policies that ensured that illegally acquired arms and ammunition were taken out of circulation and surrendered to law enforcement agencies.
“The PDP is not known for encouraging illegality or sponsoring violence against the citizens who form our electorate and who are the population that makes our state a complete entity. Unlike the APC which is beleaguered by internal crisis, constant physical attacks amongst its members and chieftains as well as verbal attacks between its chieftains that have continued to increase tension in the state, the PDP is an organization populated by decent and sophisticated people.
“We urge the police and members of the public to be cautious and be alert. The case at hand should be properly investigated. If the man in question, truly, and illegally possessed arms when he was arrested and had criminal reasons for being at the point where he was arrested, he should have his day in court”, he added.