Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Saraki raises ALARM

Saraki raises alarm over
alleged plot to remove him





– Bukola Saraki, the Senate president, has
alleged that his opponents are plotting to
force him out of office
– He alerted members of the public on the
plan by some politicians to create public
disorder through a sponsored demonstration
– The office of the Senate president urged
the inspector general of police and his
officers to prevent any incident that can
wreak havoc on people, public institutions
or facilities
“The office of Senate president has alerted
members of the public on the plan by some
politicians to create public disorder.”
Bukola Saraki, the Senate president, has
raised the alarm over alleged plots by his
opponents to create public disorder by
organizing demonstrations and force him out
of office.





Leadership reports that Saraki warned the
public on Monday, April 25, through his
special adviser on media and
communication, Yusuf Olaniyonu.
“The office of Senate president has alerted
members of the public on the plan by some
politicians to create public disorder tomorrow
through a sponsored demonstration that will
seek to ground human and vehicular activities
on some major streets of Abuja, particularly,
those leading to the National Assembly
Complex.
“We have information that the sponsors have
been deploying resources to ensure that a
sizable crowd was mobilized to create chaos,
confusion and tension around the streets of
Abuja. Money and other materials are being
provided for the organizers by the sponsors.
“Their aim, as we have earlier stated, is to
further create an atmosphere of confusion by
forcing the Senators to move against their
leadership, particularly, the Senate president,”
he stated.
According to the Senate president, Nigerians
should avoid being used by “those who have
ulterior motives, particularly those who want
to settle political scores on the streets
instead of the floor of the Senate”.
“Our concern is to warn that those who are
recruiting others to protest and their recruits
should not create a situation of breakdown of
law and order or create an atmosphere that
will be seized by hoodlums to bring about
needless crisis,” he said.
Olaniyonu urged Solomon Arase, the
inspector general of police, and his officers
to prevent any incident that can wreak havoc
on the generality of the people, public
institutions or facilities. He stressed that
Nigerian should respect due process and
allow the rule of law to take its natural
course.
On Monday, April 25, the Senate
president withdrew an application to stall his
trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
At the appeal court, Kanu Agabi, the lead
counsel to Saraki, who challenged the
jurisdiction of the CCT to try his client,
asked the court to hasten hearing to his
appeal.