Atiku reacts as Obasanjo cries out over alleged plot by Buhari to frame him up
– Atiku Abubakar has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against arresting Olusegun Obasanjo
– Atiku claimed such steps would only aggravate the already over heated polity
– He urged the president to call the security agencies to order in order to douse the tension in the land
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the allegation by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, that the administration of Muhammadu Buhari is plotting to frame him up and lock him in jail for a long time.
Atiku, in a statement released on Friday, June 8, said such actions would only aggravate the already heated polity in the land and urged President Buhari to call the security agencies to order, Vanguard reports.
The statement reads: “I have received with serious concern the purported alert raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo of an alleged plot by the government to arrest him on trumped up charges.
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“I am disturbed by this turn of events in our dear country considering the huge price that was paid for us to have democracy. I wish to advice that government and its agents should retrace their steps to avoid aggravating the already over heated polity.
“The alert by President Obasanjo is coming against the backdrop of earlier alerts by some leaders, especially those of the opposition of deliberate and orchestrated attempt to intimidate and frame them up.
“I wish to state without equivocation that President Obasanjo is a historical figure in Nigeria’s democracy and that the primary purpose of government is to provide security of lives and property of all citizens and residents irrespective of their status, political affiliation, religious inclination and ethnic leanings.
“Our nation has lost so much precious lives and property that we can no longer afford to travel that road again.
“I wish to appeal to President Buhari to call the security agencies to order in order to douse the tension in the land.”