The Peoples Democratic Party has claimed that President Buhari and the APC are desperately clamping down on opposition leaders.

The party said Nigeria has fallen into perilous time under the present administration.

The PDP's National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, at a press conference on Thursday noted that the APC is now deploying every machination to cause confusion, heighten political tension by hounding and arresting opposition leaders.

He says there is a plot to link opposition leaders and dissenting voices with the widespread killings in various parts of the country.

This comes after President Buhari had earlier blamed the attacks on invaders from late Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya, while Director General of Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, blamed it on herdsmen from neighbouring countries.

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“Having failed in their corruption smear campaign against the PDP and many notable Nigerians, the APC and the presidency cabal have now devised a devious machination to rope in, frame up, implicate and ultimately incarcerate marked opposition leaders and other dissenting voices over fabricated security charges.

“The wicked clampdown has started. Only on Wednesday, we were made aware of the arrest and detention of former Benue State governor, Hon. Gabriel Suswam, who has been kept incommunicado without access to his lawyers, while the Federal Government is not forthcoming with the details of the reasons behind the arrest and detention.

“However, we know that his arrest and detention is intended to put him out of circulation, so that he will not take part in the mega meetings of our party planned for the North Central states,” Ologbondiyan said.

Ologbondiyan recalled that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had earlier raised alarm of alleged plots by the Buhari administration to frame, arrest and detain him indefinitely.