- The Atiku Renaissance Group has accused the federal government of trying to involve former vice president Atiku Abubakar in the killings in many parts of Nigeria
- The group also alleged that top politicians in the presidency planned to indict Atiku on the mass killing of innocent souls in the country
- Awwal Tahir, its secretary-general, describe the plan as obnoxious and the height of crude politics
The Atiku Renaissance Group has accused the federal government of planning to link the spate of killings in many parts of the federation.with the People Democratic Party presidential aspirant, former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
Guardian reports that the group secretary-general, Awwal Tahir alleged that top politicians in the presidency planned to indict Atiku on the mass killing of innocent in the country.
Tahir a statement alleged: “On June 25, 2018, we received an intelligence report from a trusted personnel of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) of a grand plot by top politicians in the presidency to link the unabating herdsmen’s attacks across the country to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
“However, we were presented with documents detailing the same plot by personnel of another intelligence agency last week.”
Tahir noted that the DIA source also provided all documents regarding the plot against the presidential aspirant, but decided to “keep calm not to heighten the already tension-soaked political atmosphere.”
He also accused unnamed intelligence agencies of opening “phony accounts in Atiku’s name linking a funding scheme between the accounts and militias from North Africa.”
He described the alleged plan as “obnoxious, the height of crude politics, a decimation of our societal values and conscious assault on our hard-earned democracy.”
According to him, “We believe that if the federal government takes so much time and resources deployed into perfecting this evil endeavour to proffer solutions to the consistent attacks across the country, the lives of Nigerians would have counted for something.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a chieftain of the APC and former security adviser to the Bayelsa state government, Perekeme Kpodoh accused some governors and politicians in the party of working against the second tenure of President Buhari.
Kpodoh said this while noting a reluctance to allow the reconciliation committee of the APC led by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to resolve crises within the party.
According to Kpodoh, those working against the second term ambition of PMB are reportedly involved in the tenure extension handed to the party’s national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, the refusal of the political organisation to hold a national convention and promotion of crises in state chapters of the party.
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