Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank has raised alarm over plot to assassinate the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his Campaign Director General, Bukola Saraki, at a campaign ground in one of the northern states.
Timi Frank raised this alarm in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, January 8, 2018.
According to him, information available to his group through intelligence and sources within the rank and file of the security agencies, revealed the plot by the current administration to arrange some hoodlums to disrupt one of the PDP presidential rallies at a particular northern state while a mobile police officer will directly shoot at either the campaign DG (Saraki) or Alhaji Atiku, which will later be blamed on armed bandits.
Frank said the plot was initially arranged to take place in Kogi State rally on Monday but the PDP leaders in the state got wind of the evil plan and quickly raised the alarm. He said:
“So, what we are saying is that through the help of God and intelligence we are getting to know some of the evil plans of the APC’s administration to stop the will of God for Nigeria. Politics should not be a do-or-die affair the way APC is playing it. Although the growing acceptability of Atiku Abubakar is threatening but the APC and the Buhari presidency should learn to play the game by the rule.
“Any attempt to cause havoc, using hoodlums or security agents will be resisted by Nigerians. We are raising this alarm because we don’t want to take anything for granted. We have seen political assassinations in the past and the country has also witnessed the recent assassination of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, allegedly carried out by this administration for political reasons.”
The political activist said that the only way the present administration hopes to stop Atiku Abubakar from becoming the next President is to assassinate him as being allegedly planned by the Buhari’s administration in desperation to score a new low by going against the towering popularity of the PDP’s candidate.