The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the brazen threat by the Buhari Campaign Organization (BCO) to take over the National Assembly, should the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency fail in their bid to forcefully change the leadership of the Senate, as treasonable.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the threat has also further confirmed the involvement of the Presidency and forces associated with President Muhammadu Buhari in the invasion of the National Assembly, the besieging of the official residences of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu by security agencies as well as the plots to arrest, detain and impeach them ahead of Senate’s resumption.
“Nigerians can now see, from the threat by the official campaign organization of Mr. President, that the Presidency was economical with the truth in its statement wherein it attempted to dissociate itself from the ugly developments in the Senate, which have put our nation’s stability and our democracy under serious stress.
“Furthermore, we invite Nigerians to note that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given its official nod to this treasonable threat by BCO to forcefully take over the institution of the National Assembly, an arm of government duly established by our constitution, thereby confirming its complicity in the attacks on the legislature.
“Consequently, the PDP charges security agencies to save the nation’s democracy by immediately looking into the immediate and remote impetus behind this open threat to our democracy and make their findings public,” the statement read.