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APC Are Behind Ekweremadu’s Assassination Attempt – PDP



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has linked the assassination attempt on the life of the deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu
Speaking with reporters in Abuja earlier today, November 18, PDP’s publicity secetary Olisa Metuh said the era of political assassination had returned to Nigeria.
“The PDP does not mince words in holding the APC responsible for the Tuesday attempt on the life of the Deputy Senate President,” Metuh was quoted.
Speaking further, he added: “Senator Oluremi Tinubu, in furtherance of their plan to take over the office of the Deputy Senate President, went ahead at plenary today to occupy his seat and attempted to assume the duties associated with that office,” Justifying his argument that the APC was responsible for the attempt on the life of the DSP.
He said the PDP is aware that “some desperate power-mongers close to President Muhammadu Buhari, particularly those privy to his interest to contest the 2019 presidential election, and who have been reading his body language against the opposition, have gone ahead to establish a killer squad to wipe off strong opposition, deeming such a service to the President
“This killer squad, our intelligence further revealed, has key marksmen recruited from within and outside the country with directives to trail, track down and hit strategic opposition elements and instill fear among PDP members,” he said.
“We therefore want the international community to note this ugly development in our country and hold the government responsible should any unexplained harm befall any PDP leader.
“This government should be held responsible should any PDP leader be visited by ‘armed robbers’.
“The PDP hereby draws the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari to this disturbing development as the onus lies on his to come our clear and moderate the political temperature of the country by calling his overbearing party members and security officials to order,” Mr. Metuh said.
Mr. Ekweremadu’s media aide, Uche Anichukwu, had on Tuesday alleged that suspected assassins trailed his boss on his way to the office at about 10:00am between Apo Flyover and Dantata Construction Company’s yard, close to the Old Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, junction.

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