- Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is scheming to remove the leadership of the National Assembly
- CUPP is the umbrella body of the parties that formed an alliance with the target of defeating Buhari in 2019
- The coalitional called on Nigerians to prevail on the government not to destroy the country’s democracy
Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has perfected plans to remove Senate president Saraki and speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
The umbrella body of the parties that formed an alliance with the target of defeating Buhari in 2019 disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, September 18.
Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman alleged that the federal government was plotting to file an application at a court seeking a court order for the reopening of both chambers of the national assembly by one-third of its members, The Cable reports.
The statement read:
“This latest dastardly act by the anti-democratic forces of the APC included the surreptitious filing of a suit and seeking out a compromised judge who will in controversial circumstances grant an ex parte application directing that one third of the senators/house members can demand to open either chambers of the national assembly,” the statement read.
“CUPP has been informed that the plot also includes the police inviting the leadership of the national assembly just before the controversial ruling and their subsequent detention with a black market injunction from a magistrate court thereby paving way for the unlawful and violent change of the leadership of the senate and house of representatives.
“Some of the security agencies will provide security cover for the coupists while a section of the media has been co-opted to churn out news and justification for such evil plots.
“This kind of desperation by the outgoing APC and presidency can only be likened to the last kicks of a dying horse which usually gives it the hope that it will salvage the head which is already off.
“The ship of the APC is fast sinking and is obviously beyond redemption. Nigerians are daily convinced that that the APC was a mistake made in 2015 and are also resolved that they are a mistake to be corrected in 2019.”
“In the coming days, Nigerians and indeed all lovers of democracy world over are hereby placed on alert to watch out for the unfolding of this plot and call on the presidency and the APC not to destroy our democracy before they leave office in eight months as Nigerians have rejected them and cannot wait to send them packing in the next general elections,” he said.
“We call on the international community to place key members of the APC led federal government on watch list and ensure they have no hiding place anywhere in the world should anything happen to our democracy.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that national chairman of the Action Peoples Party, Ikenga Ugo-Chinyeri, said the Peoples Democratic Party-led coalition was not a merger but a platform to re-unify Nigerians.
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Ugo-Chinyeri told News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the Coalition for United Political Parties was a timely action taken by 39 political parties in the interest of Nigerians.
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