Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised an alarm that there are fresh plans by the opposition People’s Democratic Party to attack some of its Senators.
In a statement by its Acting national publicity, Yekini Nabena said that PDP has ‘recruited thugs for this purpose’ and because the APC still has the majority in the Senate, PDP is trying to harm APC senators to prevent them from attending legislative sittings.
“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,” Nabena said.
“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 ruling party called on security agents to protect its senators and should also “closely monitor the activities of some PDP leaders including Saraki. The party also said if any of its any Senator is harmed, the PDP and the Senate president should be held directly responsible.
APC again reiterated their call for Saraki’s immediate resignation as Senate President stating that Saraki “cannot lead the APC majority Senate. But if he fails to resign honourably, we will impeach him. The PDP’s propaganda and threat of violence cannot save him.”