Udora Orizu in Abuja
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that it had uncovered plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to ensure the declaration of a state of emergency in Taraba State because of APC’s alleged failure to win the state governorship election.
The CUPP spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, in a statement issued in Abuja, alleged that in order to achieve this aim, the APC was instigating ongoing religious killings being experienced in the state.
He said: “We have also discovered that the nation’s security forces are giving those behind the sponsored killings tactical support with their silence, hence their failure to quell the uprising. The security agencies are not doing much, rather they are trying to undermine the governor.”
Ugochinyere also claimed they received insider information that the acting Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu is planning to arrest the Aide-De-Camp to the governor, hence his invitation to the police headquarters, Abuja.
He said the strategy was to accuse him of arming and working with some militia in a bid to get at the governor.
“APC leaders are clearly not happy that they lost the election and they are stocking the killings and crisis to cause reprisal attacks from other religious groups, which will lead to the declaration of state of emergency.”
He called on the APC to accept defeat and call off their members from ongoing instigation of religious violence in Taraba State.
“Let President Muhammadu Buhari halt the carnage in Taraba State for the good of all and avoid acts, which will lead to abrupt end of this republic,” he said.