Whereabouts of the tough-talking opposition leader of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Buba Galadima is still unknown since his abduction by hooded operatives on Sunday, a day after the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
A family source to our correspondent that up till the time of filing this report, Mr Galadima was nowhere to be found and no contact was made to the family for ransom if at all it was an abduction incidence.
Similarly, checks by the PRNigeria in the Department of State Services, DSS, the Police and military intelligence indicated that Mr Galadima is not held by any of the mentioned security agencies.
However, on the heels of Mr Galadima’s reported arrest, a host of opposition voices quickly pointed at the SSS as the agency responsible for his arrest and demanded his immediate release.
Speaking to PRNigeria, the spokespersons of the SSS, the Police and the Army, Peter Afunanya, Frank Mba, Sagir Musa respectively denied arresting the stalwart of PDP campaign council.
Mr Galadima, who was one of the APC leaders that defected to the PDP from the ruling All Progressives Congress, was reported to have been arrested in Abuja on Sunday.
The spokesperson for the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, had called for the arrest of Mr Galadima in a statement, accusing him of a plan to “release fake presidential result ahead of INEC, apart from planning to mobilise hoodlums for choreographed protests.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, condemned the alleged arrest of Mr Galadima by security operatives.
Mr Secondus, in a statement Sunday night, said the development was an act of intimidation.
He also demanded the arrest of APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, over bullion vans allegedly seen at his house.
He said: “What crime has he committed? Mr Galadima is constitutionally guaranteed a right of freedom of speech.”