APC Plans To Arrest Ekweremadu – Metuh #Beekhaybee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has
alleged that the All Progressives Congress
(APC ) led government plans to arrest the
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. APC Plans To Arrest Ekweremadu – Metuh Senator Ike Ekweremadu The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh,
on Sunday while addressing a press conference
in Abuja, said the plan is that, the Inspector
General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, has
invited senator Ekweremadu to the Force
Headquarters in Abuja on Monday after which he would be detained. According to Premium Times, Metuh said the
leadership of APC is not happy with the
emergence of Ekweremadu, a member of the
opposition party, as the Deputy Senate President
and that after several attempts to make him
resign, have now resorted to deceitful schemes. READ ALSO: PDP Drags Governor To Court The PDP spokesperson said ever since President
Muhammadu Buhari’s made a statement that
Ekweremadu’s election was ‘unacceptable’ to his
party, the deputy senate president, has come
under threats and intense pressure from APC
leaders to resign and allow a senator from their party to take his place. Metuh also said apart from the fact that the
country’s Constitution clearly guarantees the two
chambers of the National Assembly powers to
regulate their proceedings without external
forces, the alleged petition by the APC senators
lacks merit. He said: “Senator Ekweremadu was not in any
way involved in the process other than being
nominated for the position of the Deputy Senate
President and could not have been privy to the
secret ballot procedure adopted by the National
Assembly bureaucracy, which has been widely adjudged as transparent and credible.” Metuh added that PDP has information that there
are instructions to certain officials at the
Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) “to alter some electoral documents and
records in order to create the impression that
Senator Ekweremadu did not file proper documents for the general elections to
eventually pave way for his removal. The PDP spokesperson said the Nigerian
government and APC leaders should be held
accountable should any harm come to
Ekweremadu or any of its leaders. He said the notice became very important
because PDP has information indicating that
there are also plans to compromise security
around the deputy senate president to make him
vulnerable to violent attacks. READ ALSO: APC In Potential Break or Made Meeting “We call on our citizens to note that the PDP will
not consider it a mere coincidence if our key
leaders suddenly become victims of terror
attacks or are suddenly killed by armed
robbers,” he said. Metuh has therefore urged President Buhari to
moderate the political temperature of the
country by calling his party members and
security officials to order. Meanwhile PDP has come under fire from 13 registered political parties in Nigeria for
opposing President Buhari’s appointment of
Amina Zakari as the acting National Chairman of
the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC).

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