Public Affairs Saraki: PDP blows hot over planned ‘civilian coup’ in Senate by Buhari...
The President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, BCO, at the weekend vowed to physically take over the National Assembly complex if Senator Bukola Saraki refused to step down as President of the Senate.
This was revealed on Sunday by the Co-ordinator of the Buhari Campaign Organisation in Ogun State, Danladi Fasali, during the inauguration of the state secretariat of the Buhari Support Group in Abeokuta.
While failing to disclose when they would carry out the plot at National Assembly, the BCO coordinator said, “We, the Buhari Campaign Organization, are saying that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki should take a bow and resign honourably.
“He should also be mindful of what happened and how Senator Godswill Akpabio resigned because the position he was holding in the National Assembly is zoned to the PDP, and immediately he left the party, he honourably resigned.
“We expect Saraki to do that. But, we are assuring him that the BCO will take over the National Assembly if he continues to demonstrate his impunity.
“He lacks the sense of direction and he wanted to truncate the present democracy. We are assuring you that before their resumption date, if nothing is done, the BCO will take over the National Assembly.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on President Buhari to restrain his supporters, warning that his name would be dragged in the path of infamy if the administration allows the BCO to carry out what it called a civilian coup.
According to Vanguard, Deputy National Publicity of the PDP, Prince Diran Odeyemi said: “They cannot do it. If Dr. Goodluck Jonathan bequeathed to Nigerians a good legacy in democracy, we don’t anticipate or expect Buhari to destroy it.
“Such invasion will be a civilian coup and if Buhari is seeing defeat ahead of him and his intention is to destabilise the country, he should remember that he has a name and that he has a future; he should also remember that he has children.
“So, invading the National Assembly to impeach Saraki unceremoniously, without following the constitutional procedure, will be total anarchy and Nigerians should hold him responsible for what happens thereafter.”