By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Ahead of the February 26, 2022 legislative by-elections in Cross River State, supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have stormed the streets, protesting alleged plans by the Cross River State Government to arrest her members.
Supporters trooped to the residence of Senator Jarigbe Agom on Friday morning and proceeded to the Divisional Police and Area Command headquarters where they laid their grievances.
The PDP members said the ruling All Progressives Congress was trying to stifle the opposition.
Mr. Egar Mgbantul, who led the group, informed the Area Commander that the youths of Ogaja in general and PDP supporters are very peaceful. He said the Government had written names of youths supporting the PDP for arrest.
He said they have decided to stage the protest to tell the whole world that they are aware of the plans of the government. They alleged that the arrest is to be effected from today’s night by a team to be detached from Calabar without any signal to the police in Ogoja.
Bearing placards, the protesters matched the streets of Igoli, Ogoja Local Government Area to register their concerns.
This comes on the heels of an allegation by the PDP that the Governor, Ben Ayade had reached out to the Police hierarchy to change the current Commissioner of Police, Alminu Hassan.
The Area Commander, who said he had resumed at the command less than 20 minutes before the protest, informed them that there was no signal as regards the suspected arrest as envisaged. He called the youths to remain law abiding.
Below are images from the protest…
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