It was gathered that the Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), the yesterday raised the alarm over the purported move by some national leaders of the party and a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the state to remove the Senator President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, from office.
The party in a statement issued in Ilorin, signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, said:, “The party expressed confidence that the renewed plot against the Senate President will crash just as previous plots were defeated.”
The statement read: “Few days ago, some aggrieved party leaders took desperation notch higher by coopting, inducing and bribing a factional leadership of the PDP in Kwara State into the renewed and widely orchestrated plot to malign the personality of the Senate President.
“We are aware the ultimate motive of the plot is to unlawfully remove Saraki from office.
“The people of Kwara State are watching the activities of the Prince Sunday Fagbemi-led faction closely.
“This is a faction that is still struggling and battling for legitimacy. We warn that they back out from the plot against the Senate President or they would face serious uprising from the people of Kwara State.
“For instance, the seeming controversies over who owns an allegedly stolen N310million was needless because the owner of stolen money is the complainant in the matter.
“A certain Bureau de Change operator reported to the appropriate authorities and made written statements.
“The Department of State Services (DSS) also issued a statement in November, 2015 where the agency clearly stated that the stolen money belonged to a BDC operator.
“Yet, some aggrieved party leaders and their media agents are seeking to impugn the integrity of Saraki with the issue.
“On the issue, we view the decision of the DSS to reiterate the truth and lay the matter to rest as commendable.
“We strongly believe the renewed media onslaught against the Senate President is supported, financed, oiled and engineered by the aggrieved party leaders whose candidates lost out on June 9, 2015. It is clear they have not reconciled themselves with the reality that the election to the office of the Senate President ended on the 9th of June, 2015”.
The party noted that,”Having realised the politically sponsored case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal will soon fall like a pack of cards, they have resulted into yet another media trial through media onslaught against the Senate President.
“We wish to assure those agents of destabilisation and pseudo democrats that are hellbent on derailing democracy because of their personal gains that it shall be fire for fire henceforth”.
The party therefore declared that, “it is battle-ready to wrestle and defend its leader, the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki against unwarranted attacks from his political adversaries”.