Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, has raised the alarm over alleged plot by the federal government and the All Progressives Congress to arrest prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state who are perceived to be close to him.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, which was made available to our correspondent on Thursday, said no fewer than six prominent members of the PDP had been earmarked for elimination or arrest few days to the governorship and House of Assembly elections over a false charge of gun-running.
He listed some of the targeted PDP members to include, Mr. Abraham Kwaghngu; Mr. Anthony Shawon; Mr. David Tsevende; Dr. Cletus Tyokyaa; Avine Agbom; Matthew Mnyam; Mr. Raymond Asema; David Iorhemba and John Enger.
He said, “We have received information about a secret plot hatched by the APC, in collaboration with some officials of the Federal Government to arrest and throw into detention, key members of the PDP.
“No convincing reason has been given for the planned arrest and those to be apprehended are not likely to be arraigned in court.”
He said the plot is part of the alleged plan to persecute him since he defected from APC to PDP.