The All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government is plotting to attack the leadership of the National Assembly next week, the Coalition of United Political Parties alleges.
The coalition added that this would be done through the filing of a suit and securing an ex parte application directing that one third of the Senators/House members could demand to open either of the chambers of the National Assembly.
The spokesman for the CUPP, Mr Ikenga Ugochiyere, said in a statement on Tuesday that the plot would include the invitation of the leadership of both chambers for questioning by the police.
He said once they showed up, the police would detain them while the order of the court would be carried out.
He said, “They (NASS leadership) will be detained with a black market injunction from a magistrate court, thereby paving the way for unlawful and violent change of the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives.
“Some of the security agencies will provide security cover for the coup plotters, while a section of the media has been co-opted to churn out news and justification for the evil plots.
“This desperation by the APC and presidency can only be likened to the last kicks of a dying horse which usually gives it the hope that it will salvage its head which is already off.
“The ship of the APC is fast sinking and is obviously beyond redemption. Nigerians are daily convinced that the APC was a mistake made in 2015 and have decided that the mistake will be corrected in 2019.”
He added that it was worrisome that the APC, which he said was entrusted by Nigerians with providing leadership, growth and development for the country, could resort to compromising the judiciary, legislature, police, Department of State Services, the media and other institutions of democracy.
He called on Nigerians and lovers of democracy to be on the alert for the alleged plot, while also calling on the presidency and the APC not to destroy Nigeria’s democracy.