The gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party in Plateau State, Amb. Yohanna Margif has been reportedly arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.
Reports reaching Naija News confirmed that the politician was arrested yesterday in Abuja by some armed police officers.
No explanation, however, has been made as to why the politician was arrested, but it was gathered that the security personnel whisked Margif to the Apo police station.
The deputy governorship candidate of the party, Dung Jack, who spoke with newsmen, said he was with the politician when the assailants came and whisked him away to Apo police station in Abuja.
Jack said: “I was together with the Governorship Candidate in Abuja at about 7pm on Thursday moving on the highway when we saw some armed Police officers who block our way and asked us to stop.
“When we stop, they whiskey away the Governorship candidate and left us there. I thought it was kidnappers that have abducted him and I decided to go to the nearest Police station to report but I was told that he has been taken to Apo Police station.
“I moved to the station and found him there. He is safe but we don’t know why he was arrested. I was told that it was Police from Plateau State Police Command that carried out the arrest, we are waiting to know why he was arrested.”
Naija News understands that Margif has been under some pressure to step down his governorship ambition for an aspirant who lost the primary election under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This article was originally published on Naija News