A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank has revealed alleged plans by President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest bigwigs within the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus.
Frank, in a statement on Sunday, said the invasion of the residence of the senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye was part of the plan by the Federal government to keep top members of the PDP out of circulation ahead of the 2019 polls.
He said, “They recently delivered Deji Adeyanju to prison. Now they are after Melaye. I am aware of their plans to also arrest Senate President Bukola Saraki, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, ex-Vice President and presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and all those that matter in the opposition’s hierarchy in the country on trumped up charges.”
He called on members of the international community to prevail on President Buhari to save the country’s democracy.
“I also urge the international community to note the illegal use of the nation’s security to crackdown on opposition figures by the present administration. I dare say that no amount of intimidation, arrest and persecution will stop Nigerians from voting out Buhari in the coming election. ‘How many opposition politicians police and soldiers go kill?’
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