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FG wants to implicate me over DSS Invasion at National Assembly, Saraki alleges

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The President of the Senate , Dr . Bukola Saraki , has alleged plots to implicate him over Tuesday ’ s blockade of the National Assembly by men of the Department of State Services .
Referring to a joint statement signed by his media aide , Mr . Yusuph Olaniyonu and Mr . Uche Anichukwu , aide to his deputy , Ike Ekweremadu , the News Agency of Nigeria quotes Saraki as alleging that the plot was to also implicate other Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers , including Ekweremadu .

He said the Presidency had constituted a panel to review Police report and submit a final recommendation , adding that information available to them indicated that there were attempts to implicate them .

Saraki said , “ They want to shield the fact that the previous night before the invasion and up till the early hours of Tuesday , there was a meeting of the All Progressives Congress senators.

“ And that the plan was for them to be moved in a Coaster bus into the National Assembly complex to purportedly remove us and select a new Senate President and Deputy Senate President .

“ Their plot only failed because the media , particularly social media , Nigerians and international community responded very swiftly , as some legislators who came into the complex were refused entry by gun -wielding and hooded security operatives .

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“ Now , they want to turn the facts and blame us for their botched plot against democracy .

“ We hereby reiterate our earlier position that the coup against democracy as shown by last week ’ s invasion must be probed through an independent judicial commission of inquiry which will produce a comprehensive report.

“ We reject any manipulated and fabricated investigation , ” he stated .

Saraki added that his group had also uncovered a plot in which the government planned to use anti – graft and security agencies to incarcerate them and some members of their families as from next week .

This , he said , was all in a bid to break their will and effect their removal .

( NAN )

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