The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that there was a fresh plot to use the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to forcefully remove the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from office.
The party also condemned what it termed continuous clampdown, harassment, intimidation, arrest and detention of members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration.
The PDP in a statement last night by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it was privy to clandestine meetings by the Buhari Presidency and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) aimed at ousting Saraki.
“Part of the plot is to use the police and the DSS to fabricate spurious charges against Senator Saraki, distract him and destabilize the PDP presidential campaign, a scheme the PDP described as dead on arrival, as Nigerians are solidly behind the PDP in the mission to rescue the nation from the misrule of the APC.
“In condemning the clampdown on CSOs, the party says the development smacks of scare mongering apparently to intimidate and cow the Civil Society from criticizing the misrule of the Buhari administration.
“Of particular reference is the re-arresting and continued detention of a right activist, Deji Adeyanju, by the Police for a matter, which documents, in the public domain, show he has been discharged and acquitted by the court,” the party said.
The party demanded for unconditional release of Adeyanju.