- Comrade Timi Frank has raised an alarm alleging that there are plots to rope in Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, in the recent National Assembly invasion
- Frank, a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said Saraki might be charged with treason
- He made the claims in a statement sent to journalists on Friday, August 10
Former APC chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank, says there are plots to rope in Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, in the recent National Assembly invasion by masked men of the Directorate of State Security (DSS).
Comrade Frank made the claims in a statement sent to journalists on Friday, August 10.
He accused the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the APC of plotting to blame the failed siege on the National Assembly on Saraki and subsequently charge him with treason.
Part of the statement read: “It is commendable that the IGP has submitted an interim report on the siege of the National Assembly to the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
“However, nobody should be in doubt of the fact that the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has deep hatred for the President of Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, considering that Saraki had severally called on the IGP to appear before the Senate to account for the incessant killings across the nation due to his inefficiency.
“Besides, the IGP’s interim report is a clear indication of a grand cover up of the failed plot by Adams Oshiomhole and his cohorts in the APC to forcefully remove Saraki as Senate President.”
He added: “In the said report, the IGP blamed the former DG of DSS of working with politicians. The report shows that the IGP is preparing another scheme to implicate Saraki and accuse him of treason.
“The IGP’s failure to categorically name those behind the failed siege on the National Assembly is deliberate in order to fill the lacuna with the name of his arch enemy, Saraki!
“Let me once again put Nigerians and the international community on notice that the IGP in connivance with Oshiomhole and APC senators are about to shift from Offa robbery issue to treasonable felony charges against Bukola Saraki in order to clamp him into jail.”
He warned that Oshiomhole and the APC have not relented in their onslaught against the Senate President and plot to forcefully takeover the Senate’s leadership.
“They also plan to again use the police to invade the National Assembly next week in their never ending game to truncate democracy in Nigeria,” he said.
He called on Nigerians to be alert to this fresh threats from the APC to derail democracy in the country while appealing to the international community not to abandon Nigeria at a time anti-democratic forces are up in arms against democracy, rule of law, human rights and due process in the country.
He added: “Nigerians fought and many paid the supreme prize to reinstate democracy in the country and it is only Nigerians that can help sustain democracy in the country. We cannot afford to sleep and allow these brood of dictators.”
While thanking the European Union, United Kingdom, USA, Canada and other leaders of the international community for standing solidly with the country in the face of threats to its democracy and respect for the rule of law, Frank urged the nation’s allies to continue to play their unbiased role to help sustain democracy in the country.
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Comrade Frank had earlier dismissed insinuations that the sacked Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, was indirectly working for Saraki.
He asked the public to dismiss what he described as “misinformation and a cheap blackmail,” suggesting Saraki has close ties with Daura.
He, however, called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to investigate the circumstances that led to the invasion of the federal legislative building by masked DSS operatives.
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