- Some members of the APC have alleged that the opposition party is plotting to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari
- The chieftains said that PDP stoking the people against President Buhari using the rising insecurity in Nigeria and a top member of the National Assembly
- The APC chieftains alleged that the opposition party is plotting to win over the service chiefs to its fold
Local government chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC-LGC) have accused the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari over the growing insecurity in the country.
The APC-LGC at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, January 30, said the PDP is planning on carrying out its agenda by manipulating the National Assembly.
Speaking on behalf of the group, the national coordinator of APC-LGC, Adadu Alegwu, alleged that the opposition party has resorted to the legislative arm having failed to legitimately oust President Buhari in the judiciary.
Alegwu also alleged that the growing insecurity in the country handiwork of the PDP "whose desperation for power isn't strange."
He said that the party is using a top-ranking member of the PDP in the National Assembly, backed by a former president, a governor of one of the south south state and a perpetual presidential candidate.
According to the group, having already penetrated the NASS, the PDP sought to win over the service chiefs to its fold.
The Forum of APC LGA Chairmen, therefore, says it considers the grand plot as a coup against democracy, and as such discerning members of the general public are placed on notice of the manifestation of the destabilization plot by the PDP.
The group further enjoined Nigerians to be steadfast and resolute in their belief in the sustenance of democracy.
Alegwu said: "This they, the PDP, have elected to do in an attempt to pitch the people against the democratically elected government of President Muhammadu Buhari all in a bid to take the mandate freely given by the people through the backdoor and destabilize the country."
He said: "The PDP has enlisted the members of the National Assembly to carry out this nefarious act, and they have also gone a step further by soliciting the buy-in of some disloyal APC members in the National Assembly by compromising them with huge monetary inducement."
The APC-LGC further said that it wishes to put in on record that should Nigeria experience any form of religious and political upheaval in the days ahead; the PDP should be blamed squarely.
"We also wish to state that Nigeria is a democratic country that is governed by laws, and any attempt by unscrupulous political elements that have refused to respect the wishes of the people would be resisted through the instrument of the law," the chairmen said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who represents Abia South senatorial district had during the plenary on Wednesday, January 29, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as president over rising insecurity in the country.
Abaribe made the controversial statement while the lawmakers of the ninth Senate were deliberating on a motion on national security challenges and the need to restructure Nigeria’s security system.
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