The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Federal Government of Nigeria for an alleged fraudulent interim court order to declare vacant, the seat of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki who defected a few days ago
The party, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan on Thursday that some cabals in the Presidency and the APC had perfected a plan to institute a lawsuit to challenge the validity of Saraki’s seat with the sole aim of security a fraudulent injunction to force him out of office pending the determination of the substantive suit.
The PDP claimed that the plan is to arrest and arraign the Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu on trumped up charges and ensure that they are not granted bails while the Senators of the APC make leadership changes.
Though confident that the Justice system will protect the sanctity of the judiciary, the PDP called on the judiciary not to be entangled in politics and be allowed to be used by what it termed as “enemies of democracy” as no house falls leaving its roof standing.
The party added “This desperation by despotic forces to forcefully and illegally take control of the Senate, the highest symbol of our Democratic Order is nothing short of “civilianised coup” which must be resisted by all.
“The judiciary must, therefore, ensure that it is not intimidated or ensnared to be party to a desperate bid to destabilize our nation.”
The statement by the party is justifying earlier alarm that the purpose of the President’s visit to the country is for culpable deniability for the political terror his cabals have plotted to unleash on the opposition, especially the National Assembly members who had dumped the APC for the main opposition.
PDP added “Although they denied it as usual, Nigerians can bear witness to the fact that there is nothing the APC government denied that they did not eventually execute.
“Indeed, there has never been any impunity they executed that they did not deny.
“The recent rascally attempt to hold Saraki and Ekweremadu hostage in their homes on 24th July 2018 as well as the terrorisation of the Benue State House of Assembly after Governor Samuel Ortom’s defection bear sad testimony to this fact.
“We, therefore, call on Nigerians and the international community to be on the alert as the conspirators plan to commence the execution of this evil plot from Tuesday next week.”
The PDP cautions the APC to note that they are now running on a collision course with Nigerians as the citizens will not fold their hands and watch them destroy the hard-earned democracy and foist a fascism on the nation.