Following the alarm raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the government was planning to arrest him, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call security agencies to order in order to douse the tension in the country.
Atiku, who said he received with serious concern the purported alert raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo of an alleged plot by the government to arrest him on trumped up charges, added that he was disturbed by the turn of events considering the huge price that was paid for country to have democracy.
In a statement Atiku personally signed last night, he advised that government and its agents should retrace their steps “to avoid aggravating the already over heated polity.”
It read in part: “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. I wish to appeal to President Buhari to call the security agencies to order in order to douse the tension in the land.”