Posted by News Express | 1 November 2014 | 2,672 times
Former minister of Federal Capital Territory and Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, said the withdrawal of the security details attached to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, was a plot by the Federal Government to eliminate him.
The former minister, who accused President Goodluck Jonathan of masterminding the removal of Tambuwal security aides, alleged that the Speaker was one of the targets of snipers being purportedly groomed by the President.
Disclosing this to newsmen shortly after picking his expression of interest and nomination forms as the APC governorship aspirant in Kaduna State on Friday, the former minister, insisted that the Speaker was one of the targets of the killer squad, declaring, “that was why the Inspector-General of Police on the order of President Jonathan withdrew the Speaker security aides.”
While warning that no harm must befall the Speaker, the former minister noted that it was irresponsible on the part of the Inspector- General of Police and the Federal Government to have withdrawn the security details of the Speaker.
The former minister explained that withdrawal was done deliberately so as to pave way for the “killer squad” to exterminate the Speaker for cross carpeting to APC.
According to el-Rufai, the removal of the Speaker’s security was part of the continuation of the President Jonathan’s Federal Government led penchant for impunity.
The former minister, however, reminded the Jonathan government that impunity had limitations, saying that the Nigeria government should learn from Burkina Faso, when the people were fed up with the government.
•Source: Saturday Sun. Photo shows el-Rufai.
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