The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State are presently passing the buck over the kidnap of the Provost of the state College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Hans Senwua.
The PDP and the APC in the state, on Sunday, traded words over the kidnap of Senwua.
Even though the provost was released on Friday, the PDP and APC were on Sunday trading blames on which political party should be held responsible for the abduction.
In a statement issued to newsmen by the Director, Media and Publicity, Tarzoor /Ngbede Campaign Organisation of the PDP, Cletus Akwaya, he urged the “police to hold the APC responsible for this despicable and cowardly act.
“While we have resolved to conduct our campaigns on the basis of ideas and the best democratic principles, we condemn the several acts of violence, harassment and intimidation meted on our supporters by the APC in some parts of the state.
“This is in gross violation of the peace accord signed with the state Commissioner of Police and the peace initiative of the Benue Catholic Bishops Forum.”
But reacting to the allegations levelled against it by the PDP, the APC governorship candidate, Samuel Ortom, advised security agencies in the state to “hold the Benue State Government under Governor Gabriel Suswam responsible for the recent spate of kidnappings and political violence in the state.”
He made the allegations when the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Bem Angwe, paid him a courtesy visit in Makurdi.