The National Publicity Secretary of the Reformed APC (R-APC), Prince Kassim Afegbua, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki through “Gestapo methods”.
In a press release issued in Abuja on Sunday, Afegbua said the statement was necessary to alert the nation and the international community of the “barbaric, gangsteristic, primitive and rebarbative plots” aimed at over-heating the system and undermining law and order.
“Once the Senate leadership is overthrown in a coup d’etat manner, the Senate will immediately consider the virement budget of INEC and also approves the pending nominations in the Senate.
“We are therefore calling on the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, a Professor of Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, at that; to please call these persons to order to avoid a needless breakdown of law and order.
“Democracy thrives in decency, etiquette, discipline, rules and regulations, law and order which are the essential ingredients for building a representative government that caters for the wishes and aspirations of all.
“The provisions of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) stipulate in no ambiguous terms procedure to follow in electing a Senate President and removal of same. All the arm-twisting methods and trying to be clever by half approach will only further compound an already compounded situation. The plot and its execution is an ill-wind that will blow no one any good.
“While the APC on the one hand condemns the PDP and the defectors as inconsequential politicians, it is curious on the other hand to note that the APC has devoted consolidated interest in ensuring that it gets some PDP stalwarts into its fold. This double-faced conduct is suggestive of APC’s identity crisis, pretentiousness and sanctimoniousness.
“It is not an accident of history that each time the president travels for medical attention, something dramatic often takes place. And this present trip, we believe, will unfurl already plotted schemes aimed at removing Senate President, Benue State governor, and other perceived persons opposed to the re-election of Mr. President,” the statement added.