The All Progressives’ Congress (APC) has raised alarm over an alleged plot by Senators of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to employ thugs to attack APC Senators over the ongoing plot to remove Bukola Saraki as Senate President.
In a statement signed by the APC’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, the party said Saraki has met with some senators and hatched a plot to harm APC lawmakers to prevent his impeachment.
The party said several APC lawmakers will be lured to a meeting by PDP and then harmed with hired thugs to prevent them from attending legislative sittings that could lead to Saraki’s impeachment.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to sinister plans by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to attack some All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators as part of the PDP’s desperate bid to ensure that Dr. Bukola Saraki clings to the position of Senate President.
“By this statement, we call on security agents to protect APC Senators. If any Senator is harmed, the PDP and Saraki should be held directly responsible. We call on security agencies to also closely monitor the activities of some PDP leaders including Saraki because the plan to attack APC Senators is real and imminent.
“We were informed that the plot was hatched in the private residence of a PDP leader in Maitama-Abuja on Sunday night. The meeting was attended by 15 pro-Saraki Senators including the Senate President himself.
“We learnt that the PDP expressed worry over the APC’s Senate majority and considered several options to stop the APC from taking over the Senate leadership among which is attacking some APC Senators to ensure their inability to attend legislative sittings. The PDP have recruited thugs for this purpose, we have now learnt.
“‘During Sunday’s meeting, the PDP Senators planned several types of attack, one of which is to lure some of them (APC Senators) out at night in the guise of inviting Senators to a political settlement meeting and thereafter instigate a violent confrontation during the meeting and unleash standby PDP thugs on APC Senators,’ our source privy to the meeting informed us.”
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