By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said that he was seriously concerned about the alarm raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the Buhari administration was planning to arrest him on trumped-up charges.
In a statement issued by the former vice presidentÂ on Friday, he advised the FGÂ to avoid aggravating the already overheated polity.
Atiku said he was disturbed by the situation in the country considering the huge price that was paid for the restoration of democracy.
“I wish to advice that government and its agents should retrace their steps to avoid aggravating the already overheated polity.
“The alert by President Obasanjo is coming against the backdrop of earlier alerts by some leaders, especially those of the opposition, of deliberate and orchestrated attempt to intimidate and frame them up.
“I wish to state without equivocation that President Obasanjo is a historical figure in Nigeria’s democracy and that the primary purpose of government is to provide security of lives and property of all citizens and residents irrespective of their status, political affiliation, religious inclination and ethnic leanings.
“Our nation has lost so much precious lives and property that we can no longer afford to travel that road again,” he said.
Atiku appealed to President Buhari to call the security agencies to order in order to douse the tension in the land.