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Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman and Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor.

The federal government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) wants to arrest prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue, the state Governor, Samuel Ortom has alleged.

Ortom, Concise News understands, raised the alarm on Thursday in a statement where he alleged that the plot was meant to destabilise Benue State.

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“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,” the statement added.

“No convincing reason has been given for the planned arrest and those to be apprehended are not likely to be arraigned in court.”

According to Ortom, the “APC has seen their defeat coming and the only way it feels it can avert losing the elections on Saturday is to manipulate the electoral process and harass PDP members by indiscriminately arresting them.

“The plot began on the day of the presidential and National Assembly elections when the Chief State Collation agent of PDP, Dr Cletus Tyokyaa, was arrested and taken away only to be released days later without any charge brought against him.”

Furthermore, he said: “We are also aware of the plan to use security operatives in plain clothes who will visit polling units and disrupt the process, particularly in areas considered to be strongholds of PDP.

“We advise the Federal Government to resist the lure to carry out this plot as it will be counter-productive.

“We wish to let those planning to use the coming elections and destabilize Benue State that the people of the State are not only aware of their evil agenda but are also prepared to resist the reign of impunity with their votes.”