National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent a delegation to the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawan Daura, over the spate of arrests of its members.

The membership of the delegation, which is being shrouded in secrecy, is said to comprise top leaders of the party and some state governors.

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The decision to send the delegation to the head of the top security outfit was taken at a meeting held by the leadership of the party with members of the Ekiti State Governorship Campaign Committee in Abuja on Thursday night.

It was learnt that the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, was among those at the meeting.

Secondus, who confirmed the sending of the delegation to Daura, however, refused to give details of those in the delegation and issues slated for discussion.

He said, “We have sent a delegation comprising our governors to the DG of DSS over the spate of arrests of our members.

“Yesterday, they picked up a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, and today, they arrested Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. We can’t reach them and even their loyalists can’t reach them.

“Now, the clampdown has indeed started. But how many of our members are they going to arrest, just because they (the government and the ruling party) are afraid of losing the (2019 presidential) election?

“Maybe they will arrest all of us and put us into jail. Nigerians are watching and the international community is also watching.”

The DSS had yet to issue any statement on the reason behind the arrest.