The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over an alleged plot by security operatives to arrest and detain the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, made the allegation in a statement on Sunday.
He alleged that the arrest was planned to come ahead of the reconvening of the National Assembly and to purportedly hold the Senate leaders back from the sitting and, thereafter, impeach them in their absence.
“The fresh plot to detain the two presiding officers is part of renewed design to keep them out of circulation, ahead of Senate resumption, so as to enable the APC senators, who are now in the minority, to throw up two of their members as Senate President and Deputy Senate President respectively on the excuse that Saraki and Ekweremadu failed to show up for proceedings in the Senate,” the National Publicity Secretary claimed.
Ologbodiyan accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the said arrest and detention of the Senate President and his deputy. He added that part of the plot was to purportedly use security forces and some government agencies to clamp down on the family members of the Senate leaders.