Abuja - The opposition All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC) has called for an international inquiry into the alleged plot to assassinate its Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of the elections.
The organisation said the alleged plot, emanating from an article by Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, posed a danger to Nigeria’s unity and democracy and by extension the stability of the West African sub-region
The party raised the alarm, alleging that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), through its alleged surrogates, was planning to eliminate Buhari, as showcased in the wrap-around front-page paid advertisements in some national dailies on Monday this week.
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APCPCC said in a statement in Abuja it was bewildered by plans of the PDP and its surrogates to be plotting the death of Buhari ahead of the February 14 presidential poll.
“The insinuation that the leader of Nigeria’s opposition should or may die ahead of the February 14 presidential polls is not only morbid and fatalistic, but drips of desperation and represents the pinnacle of political paranoia on the part of the incumbent government which has run out of favour with the populace after nearly six years of lacklustre performance,” the statement read.
The council described as distasteful the paid advertisement by PDP Governor of Ekiti State, Fayose, titled, “Life and Death and Enough of State Burial”, as “nothing but death plan by the government in power to scuttle the results of the election and prevent the APC from taking over the mantle of leadership of the country.”
PDP had not commented on the allegations.