Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, have raised alarm that the Federal Authorities has commenced the execution of a plot to implicate them and their colleagues within the Folks’s Democratic Get together (PDP) for the final Tuesday August seventh invasion of the premises of the Nationwide Meeting by males of the Division of State Providers (DSS).
In a press release signed by their media aides, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Uche Anichukwu, Saraki and Ekweremadu said that after receiving the interim report submitted by the Inspector Normal of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, the Presidency has at the moment constituted a closet panel to overview the report and submit a remaining advice.
The mandate of this closet panel, the 2 legislators said, is to flip details on the pinnacle and blame the invasion of the Nationwide Meeting on the 2 leaders of the Purple Chamber of the Nationwide Meeting, who will then be introduced as having labored in tandem with the sacked Director Normal of the DSS, Mallam Lawal Daura to stage the parliamentary safety breach.
“Now we have been reliably knowledgeable that as an alternative of the Presidency to arrange a public inquiry or judicial fee to probe final Tuesday’s early morning Invasion of the Nationwide Meeting as being demanded by most of the people, they’ve commenced a means of manipulation and fabrication.
“The Presidency has arrange a closet panel, which might work to a predetermined conclusion through which they are going to now declare that the Senate President and the Deputy Senate President labored in collusion with ex-DG of DSS, Lawal Daura to stage the invasion.
“They need to protect the truth that the earlier night time earlier than the invasion and up until the early hours of Tuesday, there was a gathering of the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators and that the plan was for them to be moved in a coaster bus into the Nationwide Meeting complicated later that morning for them to purportedly take away us and choose a brand new Senate President and Deputy Senate President.
“Their plot solely failed as a result of the media, notably social media, Nigerians and worldwide neighborhood responded very swiftly as some legislators who got here into the complicated have been refused entry by gun-wielding, hooded safety operatives.
“Now, they need to flip the details on its head and blame us for his or her botched plot in opposition to democracy. We’re hereby alerting all Nigerians and members of the worldwide neighborhood that the current Nigerian authorities will cease at nothing to destroy, suppress and incapacitate the opposition. That is their new tactic and plot as we strategy the interval of the 2019 polls.
“We hereby reiterate our earlier place that the coup in opposition to democracy as represented by final week’s invasion have to be probed by an unbiased judicial fee of inquiry which is able to produce a complete report. We reject any manipulated and fabricated investigation,” Saraki and Ekweremadu said.
The presiding officers added that they’ve additionally uncovered a sinister plot through which the federal government plans to use the anti-graft and safety businesses to incarcerate them and a few members of their households from subsequent week, all in a bid to break their will and impact their removing.