The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has raised the alarm over ‘credible threats’ to Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s life allegedly being engineered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to destabilize the South-West and soften the ground for the PDP ahead of the 2015 general elections.
In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Osun State was being targeted in the pilot scheme of this act of desperation by the PDP, which was hell bent on causing chaos in the region.
’The architects of this plot believe that unless the PDP destabilizes the South-west and gets rid of the man they see as an implacable foe of the party (PDP), the President’s putative plan torun for re-election in 2015 will be in jeopardy, especially as they are afraid - for reasons best known to them - that the President will not get the backing of the North-West and the North-East in his quest for re-election.
’The first step in the dastardly plot is the fabrication of an ‘intelligence report’ alleging that Gov. Aregbesola is nursing a secessionist plan; that he now plays Osun’s anthem in place of the national anthem; that he has since dispensed with the services of the SSS operatives attached to him and replaced them with Islamic extremists called ‘Tawun’; that he has officiallychanged the uniforms of secondary schools in Osun, made the wearing of hijab compulsory for female students and enforces that through Islamic militants, and that he has sent militants for revolutionary training in Cuba.
’The cooked intelligence report concluded that all legal and constitutional means must be used to stop him. Reading between lines, the measures being advocated in the report could only be impeachment (this is impossible considering the clean sweep of the PDP’s footsteps in the state), creation of chaos and anarchy to pave the way for the imposition of a state of emergency inthe state, or the final solution, which is physical elimination,’’ it said.