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A group known as Citizen United for Peace and Security, CUPS has alleged that the embattled President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has hatched a secret plan to invade the Code of Conduct Tribunal Court with hired thugs from Kwara State.
The report by CUPS stated that some unnamed sources told them that Senator Bukola Saraki has made plans to disrupt his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) by making use of thugs through some key personalities from Kwara State.
Below is the post credited to CUPS:
SECURITY ALERT! - BUKOLA SARAKI FINALLY DECLARES WAR ON THE NIGERIAN STATE!
We at CUPS will not publish this story unless we are confident of its authenticity. We received information from two independent sources, one of them confirming being present when the conspiracy was hatched, that Bukola Saraki has perfected plans to disrupt his trial at CCT using thugs. We are reliably informed that a notorious thug in Kwara state named "Auto" received money yesterday night from one Alhaji Kawu Baraje at his residence in Asokoro Abuja.
We are also reliably informed that also present at the potentially treasonous meeting was one dis(Honourable) Ali Ahmad, the Speaker of Kwara state House of Assembly, and another dis(Honourable) Razak Atunwa. The treacherous plan is for the thugs to invade the CCT and start random shooting, which could result to many loss of human lives.
It can be recalled the CCT Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar, ordered yesterday that the trial of Bukola Saraki must continue on daily basis until the case is concluded. Meanwhile the shambolic Senate Committee on Ethics reacted angrily, albeit unlawfully, by ordering Justice Danladi to appear before it to answer for some bogus charges of corruption against him.
Having failed to stop his trial using intimidation and billions of Naira to bribe lawyers and judges, this latest conspiracy hatched by Bukola Saraki is clearly a full declaration of war on the Nigerian state. True to his position as a Mafia don and a criminal gangster, Bukola Saraki wants to inflict maximum damage on Nigeria and Nigerians.
As a matter of urgency, we call on the security and law enforcement agencies to beef up intelligence gathering and security around the CCT. Any attempt to disrupt the CCT proceedings must be met with full force and decisively dealt with. Nigerians at home and around the world expect nothing less!
May God save Nigeria and Nigerians. Amen.
Dr. Idris Ahmed.
But Dr. Bukola Saraki has described the statement as false.
Saraki in a press statement released through his media officer, Mr. Bamikole Omishore said;
"The attention of the Media Office of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has been drawn to a press statement released by a group known as the Citizen United For Peace and Stability (CUPS), Titled Security Alert! - Bukola Saraki finally declares war on the Nigerian Senate."
"The report by CUPS stated that some unnamed sources told them that Senator Bukola Saraki has made plans to disrupt his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) by making use of thugs through some key personalities from Kwara State."
"The statement is false, malicious and aimed at further denigrating the hard-earned image of Senator Bukola Saraki after their planned sponsored protest failed through earlier awareness to the general public of their sinister moves."
"It is worrisome that aggrieved politicians opposed to Saraki's emergence as the Senate President, having failed to remove him, now resort to cheap blackmail by concocting lies under the disguise of "unidentified sources ".
"The individuals mentioned in the statement to be planning the sinister move, are prominent Nigerians who respect the rule of law and stand strongly behind the Senate President. In this regard, this is a cheap attempt to intimidate supporters of the Senate President."
"It will be recalled that this same mischievous group called CUPS had earlier circulated messages at different times requesting for funds for different non existent political gatherings."
The CUPS has been in the habit of peddling falsehood and deceiving unsuspecting Nigerians as the body has not lived up to its name of maintaining 'peace' and 'stability.'
"Senator Bukola Saraki is a law abiding citizen who has demonstrated the utmost respect for the judicial system by taking the pain to attend and defend himself at the Tribunal even though the trial is believed to be borne out of malice and political persecution."
Moreover, Senator Saraki, despite his trial at the CCT has continued to perform his constitutional duties as the Senate President elected by his peers.
"It is therefore a gratuitous insult to the Office of the Senate President, and the personalities of the patrotic and decent individuals mentioned in the concocted lies by this organisation to link them with tales of acts of gangsterism and violation of temple of justice."
"This propaganda by his political opponents is not new and we urge law abiding citizens to disregard the body, its sponsors and promoters. This is the time to for everybody to forget our narrow, self-serving interest, dissuade the manipulation of state institutions to achieve personal and partisan objectives and ensure that rule of law prevails as prerequisite towards the entrenchment of our democratic tenets," the statement read.