Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has alleged that All Progressives Congress, APC, had begun fresh plot to attack the leadership of the National Assembly.
The coalition, in a statement by its spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, yesterday, said it uncovered yet another plot by APC-led Federal Government to endanger the nation’s democracy and push the country closer to the edge of the cliff, preparatory to finally pushing it over for total destruction.
But the APC, in a swift reaction, denied the allegation, saying such crude practices were templates of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which is at the end of the coalition.
Spokesman of APC, Yekini Nabena, said in a statement last night that the party considered “these new rounds of falsehood by the sponsored ‘Coalition’ as a last-ditch attempt by the outgoing and minority National Assembly leadership of the Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to prevent the reconvening of the National Assembly and continue a minority-rule in an APC-dominated federal legislature.
He said once they showed up, the police would detain them while the order of the court would be carried out.
He said, “They (NASS leadership) will be detained with a black market injunction from a magistrate court, thereby paving the way for unlawful and violent change of the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives.