1 March 2009

Nigeria: Baido Writes Okiro Over Suntai's Threats

Jalingo — The substituted gubernatorial candidate of People Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State, before the April 2007 election, Mr. Danladi Baido, has petition the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mike Okiro on an alleged threat to his life by Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State.

The petition dated February 16, 2009, and made available to newsmen in Jalingo, was also copied to President Musa Yar'Adua, vice President Goodluck Jonathan, Director of State Security Service and the National chairman of People Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Vincent Ogbulafor.

Baido stated clearly that he has received several threats through SMS messages from Governor Suntai and his allies threatening to hurt him and his family if he continue the court action he instituted against the governor to redress the wrongful replacement of him with Danbaba Suntai as gubernatorial candidate in the April 2007 election.

He ask the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to use his office to avert any evil and illegal plans by governor Suntai and his allies to harm him. He said Suntai and his allies are desperate to dissuade him from seeking and getting justice by intimidation, harassment and threat.

Baido called on the IGP to intervene and stop them from what he described as illegal enterprise.

Copyright © 2009 This Day. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.