Presidency Has No Hand in Saraki, Ekweremadu’s Ordeal with Security Agents – Presidency

The presidency has said that there was no time it ordered security agents to lay siege to the homes of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy , Ike Ekweremadu on Tuesday.
The presidency said the allegations of presidential interference in the affairs of security agencies across the country, was a lie.
It admonished critics and opposition figures to desist from politicising law enforcement.
There were insinuations, Tuesday, that Buhari ordered law enforcement agencies to attack perceived enemies, including Saraki and Ekweremadu.
However, a statement by presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu Tuesday night, said: “It is odd, strange and bizarre that while ordinary citizens can be called up to answer questions or be interrogated, the VIP cannot be questioned without the annoying insinuations of partisanship, persecution or outright politicisation”
Senate President had accused security agencies of plotting to prevent a mass defection of federal lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress at Tuesday’s plenary.
The defection later played out almost as planned, but the conduct of security agencies in the hours preceding the exercise elicited suspicion from Nigerians.
Shehu dismissed allegations of Buhari’s involvement in the onslaught against political foes as an “orchestrated campaign,” insisting strongly that the president does not dictate the direction of activities for agencies.

Author: News Editor

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