2019 election: Buhari govt allegedly plotting to assassinate Atiku, Saraki – Ex-APC spokesperson, Frank

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank has alleged of plot to assassinate the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at a campaign ground in one of the Northern states.

Frank claimed that the plot by the “current administration to arrange some hoodlums to disrupt one of the PDP presidential rallies at a particular Northern state while a mobile police officer will directly shoot at either the campaign DG (Saraki) or Alhaji Atiku, which will later be blamed on armed bandits.”

This was as Frank warned that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government would be held responsible if anything happens to the duo of Atiku, Saraki or any of the PDP leaders at any political rally.

He issued the warning as he petitioned the international community urging them to call President Muhammadu Buhari to order.

The former APC spokesperson said the letter was addressed to the United Nations, the African Union, the American government, the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada among others.

He said the “plot was initially arranged to take place in Kogi State rally on Monday but the PDP leaders in the state got wind of the evil plan and quickly raised the alarm.”

“Recall that in a statement signed by the Head, Media and Publicity, of the Campaign Council, Usman Austin Okai, PDP had also raised similar alarm.

“The only way the present administration hopes to stop Atiku Abubakar from becoming the next President is to assassinate him as being allegedly planned by the Buhari’s administration – “in desperation to score a new low by going against the towering popularity of the PDP’s candidate.”

He recalled how “Abubakar’s wife and children were threatened through a text message last year (2018) but despite official letter written to notify President Buhari personally, nothing was done to unravel the perpetrators up till now.

“So, what we are saying is that through the help of God and intelligence we are getting to know some of the evil plans of the APC’s administration to stop the will of God for Nigeria. Politics should not be a do-or-die affair the way APC is playing it. Although the growing acceptability of Atiku Abubakar is threatening but the APC and the Buhari presidency should learn to play the game by the rule.

“Any attempt to cause havoc, using hoodlums or security agents will be resisted by Nigerians. We are raising this alarm because we don’t want to take anything for granted. We have seen political assassinations in the past and the country has also witnessed the recent assassination of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, allegedly carried out by this administration for political reasons,” Frank stated.


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