Nigerian Senate

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) said it had uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to attack the leadership of the National Assembly next week.

The coalition made this known on Tuesday in a statement by its spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere.

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The coalition alleged that the act would be done through the filing of a suit and securing an ex parte application directing that one-third of the Senators/Honourables could demand to open either of the chambers of the National Assembly.

Ugochiyere said that the plot would include the invitation of the leadership of both chambers for questioning by the police and detention of the lawmakers while the order of the court would be carried out.

He said, “The 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.

“Some of the security agencies will provide security cover for the coup plotters, while a section of the media has been co-opted to churn out news and justification for the evil plots.”

He called on Nigerians and lovers of democracy to be on the alert for the alleged plot, while also calling on the presidency and the APC not to destroy Nigeria’s democracy.