The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, on Thursday alleged of plans by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to frame the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the 2019 elections.
Imo Ugochinyere , CUPP spokesperson, in a statement sent to us, said APC has commenced “the branding of some vehicles with the colours of the opposition bearing the photos of these opposition leaders and have acquired arms which will be hidden in the vehicles and the vehicles will be driven to join the campaign convoy of the opposition consensus candidate in Kwara, Kogi and Adamawa to frame Atiku for the crimes of gun running and violence.”
The statement read in part: “Also targeted in the plot are the senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye and other opposition leaders.
“Elements of the ruling party have commenced the branding of some
vehicles with the colours of the opposition bearing the photos of these opposition leaders and have acquired arms which will be hidden in the vehicles and the vehicles will be driven to join the campaign convoy of the opposition consensus candidate in Kwara, Kogi and Adamawa and other parts of the country where they have also selected. The vehicles will eventually be searched by the Police and the arms identified.
“Their plot will include mobilizing thugs and causing violence on the day of such identification so as to tag the opposition as violent. The APC are aware Nigerians now know them for their violence which has trailed their campaigns nationwide. Their internal crisis and grab power by all means attitude has catalyzed their rejection by Nigerians and they desire to break all the laws to cast the opposition in bad light.
“On poll day, part of their plot include also to use more of these
branded vehicles loaded with thugs to disrupt voting and collation in
some centres and blame the opposition for violence and disruption of the process which will lead to mass arrest of opposition leaders to give the ruling party an advantage to rig and deny the people the opportunity to give their preferred candidates their mandate. A special security unit being coordinated by the Minister of interior Abdulrahman Dambazzau has already been set up and has commenced work to execute this dastardly plot.
“The security agencies are hereby put on notice that Nigerians will not accept any breach of security being orchestrated by elements of the ruling party disguised in whichever form they choose.
“Nigerians are put on notice to be watchful and vigilant to see through the evil plans of the ravenous group of rulers we have in our country today. They should not be deterred. Their songs of war and plot to rig the elections will be resisted as the Opposition Code 20 will neutralize all their plots.
“APC is already in morbid fear of losing elections and all their shenanigans are like the last futile kicks of a dying horse. Nigerians are also called upon to remain firm and resolute as there are
yet many members within the ruling party and in very high positions that are fed up with the government and daily supply us with relevant leaks and information to counter all their evil plans.
“A lot more of the information are being utilized quietly to neutralize them. This government has failed and Nigerians are no longer in doubt that they are going out on 16th February.”
Bandits attack police formation, kill 13 officers in Zamfara
Armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked the Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing at least 13 police officers
We gathered that the incident occured on Sunday when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty.
A residents who identified himself as Kabir Dansada, told Daily Trust that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers.
“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”
“Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest”
“The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a convoy of police vehicles this afternoon. I saw several police vehicles move towards the area,” he said.
When contacted by our correspondent, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Muhammad Shehu said he would inquire and revert.
Clean smelly Lagos gutters, stop making noise – Deji Adeyanju rebukes Joe Igbokwe
Deji Adeyanju, an Abuja-based human rights activist, has berated Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over his recent comments on social media.
Adeyanju said Igbokwe who should be cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos State is making noise on social media.
Igbokwe, who is the Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been very outspoken on social media lately.
The APC chieftain celebrated the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
He had explained that Kanu once asked IPOB members to kill him and his family members.
The governor’s aide also rebuked Kanu’s style of agitation, stressing that the IPOB leader never witnessed the Biafra civil.
Igbokwe further stressed that the Nigerian government has enough evidence to convict the embattled IPOB leader.
However, Adeyanju, in a tweet wrote: “Joe Igbokwe who should be busy cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos is still on Facebook making noise.”
Meanwhile, we observed that Lagos State has witnessed serious flooding due to rain fall and bad drainage management.
Cultism: Four arrested during cult supremacy battle in Ogun
Four persons, who the police said are members of dreaded cult groups, were on Saturday arrested during a supremacy battle in Ogun State.
Police said the supremacy battle led to a gun duel between Aye and Eiye confraternities in the Atan-Ota area of Ogun.
The suspects, according to the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, were identified as Olusegun Owoola (26), Gbenga Akinkade (34), Jinadu Waliu (30) and Sanni Hammed (27)
Oyeyemi informed us that they were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Atan Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu at about 4am on Saturday.
The two groups were said to have gone on a rampage at the Hotel road area of Atan, shooting sporadically.
The DPO had mobilized his men to the scene “where they met the two groups engaging themselves in a serious gun battle.”
According to Oyeyemi, “the police engaged the hoodlums and subsequently subdued them”, leading to the arrest of four of them.
Items recovered from them are a locally-made pistol, three live cartridges, two knives, an iron rod and assorted criminal charms.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the case be transferred to the anti-cultism section of the State CIID for investigation.
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