By Vivian Okejeme, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress Local Government Chairmen (APC-LGC) alleges impending plot by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari with the aid of the National Assembly.
The grassroots APC chairmen made this revelation at a press conference yesterday, in Abuja, where it strongly accused the PDP of manipulating the National Assembly to remove the current administration from office.
The National Coordinator, Adadu Alegwu, on behalf of the group, revealed that the opposition has resorted to the legislative arm having failed to legitimately oust President Buhari in the Judiciary.
The group alleges that the recent increase in criminal activities across the country; from Boko Haram/ISWAP attacks to banditry and kidnappings are the handiwork of the PDP, whose desperation for power isn’t strange.
According to the APC leaders, the PDP’s new-found alliance with the Nation Assembly is a cause for worry, especially after some of its disloyal members reportedly received humongous sum to betray the party.
The APC-LGC further revealed the script is orchestrated by 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.
However, their unwillingness to compromise triggered the opposition to unleash mayhem in the country.
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.