Politicians Plotting Violence to Frame Dogara, Says Group

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Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) ‎Concerned Stakeholders in Dass has alleged a plot by some politicians to cause violence in Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Local Government Areas by using hired thugs and hang it on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara.

The leader of the group, Dr Abdu Ghani, who disclosed this while briefing reporters at the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat, Bauchi Sunday, said: “‎Top security sources have informed us of a series of meetings that were held between June 10 to June 12, 2018 in Jos and Abuja where they planned to hire thugs who would unleash violence and then use it to incriminate the innocent Yakubu Dogara.”

According to him, “We had it on good authority that the plan is to burn the APC offices in three LGAS of Dass, Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa Federal constituency by the thugs and hang it on the Speaker. Once that is achieved, the Bauchi State APC chapter will then accuse the Speaker of sponsoring the attack and announce that it has dismissed the Speaker from the party and then formerly write petition to the security agencies in which they will implicate the Speaker including condemned criminals.”

He said: “Those enemies of progress have vowed to bring down the Speaker and do everything possible to stop Hon. Dogara from returning to the National Assembly in 2019.”

Ghani recalled that a former president of Nigeria last week alerted the public of a plot to hang the crime on the Speaker and give him the Saraki treatment.