Former new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, members within the All Progressives Congress, APC, have accused the presidency of making an attempt to blackmail Senate President Bukola Saraki and the House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.
In an assertion by its spokesperson. Abubakar Baraje, the group declared that what the highest lawmakers had been going by within the fingers of the Nigeria Police and the Department of State of Services (DSS) was ordered by the presidency.
The assertion reads: “Nigerians might additional recall that a staff from the previous nPDP led by Speaker of the House of Representatives, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara and 4 others, had been to satisfy with the Vice President, His Excellency Prof Yemi Osinbajo right this moment.
“However, whereas we’re actually and earnestly dedicated to attaining reconciliation, concord, truce and cohesion within the APC as we method the 2019 normal elections, it’s seems that the Presidency shouldn’t be within the talks and that they could have been negotiating in unhealthy religion.
“We had been alarmed that instantly after our assembly with the Vice President final week, the presidency misrepresented what transpired on the assembly by making an attempt to blackmail a number of the principal actors concerned within the discussions in a nationwide each day.
“Similarly, the management of the party (APC) went forward to ratify all of the Congresses from ward, native governments, states and zonal the place lots of our members have complaints, successfully presenting us with a fait accompli.
“The persecution of our members utilizing state safety equipment have continued unabated.
“We acknowledge the powers of the Police to conduct legal investigations however by speeding to the general public with the difficulty even after they have unfettered entry to the management of the National Assembly suggests a try to undermine, caricature and humiliate the establishment of the legislature.
“It seems that there’s a fouled and poisonous environment and setting of intimidation and menace to life during which we now discover ourselves which can not be conducive for members of the previous nPDP to proceed with the talks.
“Given the unfolding occasions within the final 24 hours, the place the President of the Senate, His Excellency, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and His Excellency, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, each of whom attended the assembly with the Vice President on Monday 28 May, 2018 ,have out of the blue been accused of sponsoring armed theft by the Police below the directives of the Presidency.
“Similarly, on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, the Department of State of Services (DSS) also suddenly withdrew more than half of all the security details attached to the presiding officers of the National Assembly under questionable circumstances.”