The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the alleged plan to arrest Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as of no importance.
The PDP had accused the APC of plotting to arrest Saraki and Ekweremadu. But in the statement by the deputy spokesman of the APC, Yekini Nabena, on Monday, August 13, 2018, the ruling party urged the PDP to “refrain from making baseless accusations”. The APC also threw a shade at Senator Dino Melaye who alleged that he was on a tree in the wilderness for eleven hours while trying to evade kidnappers.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its latest round of bogus claims has alleged that the Federal Government plans to arrest the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu,” Nabena said.
“We had thought that by now, the PDP would be tired of its lame opposition strategy of false alarms, baseless and frivolous accusations.
“The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has repeatedly demonstrated its strict adherence to the rule of law, therefore the alleged plan to arrest or harass the mentioned leaders is hogwash and baseless.
“Clear conscience fears no accusation. Why are PDP leaders afraid of arrest if their conscience is clear? All law-abiding citizens or resident of the country have nothing to fear about the arrest.
“However, nobody no matter how highly placed will escape the full wrath of the law if he or she runs afoul of our laws.
“If the Senate President and the tree-climbing Senator are facing criminal charges in our law courts and his Deputy has explanations to make to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the acquisition of numerous properties in Nigeria and abroad through questionable sources, the President Buhari-led APC administration has nothing to do with them.
“The laws of the country are only being applied and they should answer for their acts of infamy,” he added.
‘Saraki must go’
The APC has insisted that Saraki must resign or be impeached as Senate President.
The ruling party says Saraki is not qualified for the position.
APC’s attack on the Senate President comes few weeks after Saraki dumped the ruling party for PDP.