The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state, Monday, said it has discovered a plot by some unscrupulous officials of the Benue state government to sponsor a large scale protest against the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to discourage him from giving effect to the Senate’s resolution stopping release of funds to local government caretaker committees in Nigeria.
The protest, according a statement signed by Daniel Ihomun, state publicity secretary of the APC, is alleged to be targeting the Senate President, Distinguish Senator Godswill Akpabio, who presided over the Senate plenary that passed the resolution and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Dr George Akume, the Leader of APC in Benue, who the party said has become a “victim of malicious accusations,” in the state by mischief makers.
The party noted that the plot has been deeply hatched and the first experimental step was the call on the party chairman in the state, Comrade Austin Agada, to resign without advancing any genuine reason.
The statement reads: “The party views this act of sabotage as portending grave danger to the unity of the state and the party, if people who claim APC membership and are working under an APC state government would undermine the President, the Senate President and the SGF in an open protest in their quest to stifle the hands of government on a matter of law.
“Much as the organisers are free to express themselves, taking steps that would embarrass Mr. President and his administration is unacceptable and must be halted.
“The party therefore calls on the Inspector General of Police and the Benue state Commissioner of Police to monitor closely this planned protest which may wear a semblance of solidarity march but with a sinister end motive.”