The All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, his running mate, Peter Obi, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, travelled to Dubai for “sinister purposes”. This was contained in a statement signed by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, on Sunday. Nabena dismissed reports that the four men went to Dubai to “plot strategies to oust President Muhammadu Buhari” in next year’s election and urged security agents to be on the alert.
“The purpose of the said meeting is both comical and ridiculous as they have held several meetings for the same purpose in Nigeria. Clearly, the meetings held in Nigeria did not yield their desired results, hence, a follow up meeting in Dubai. “But we know the way of these set of politicians and the political party they represent.
“There is more to the meeting that meets the eye. Nigeria has enough meeting/conference rooms, many of which meet international standards. It is therefore clear that the Dubai meeting is for other sinister political purposes ahead of the 2019 elections. “Our intelligence, anti-graft and security agencies must be awake to its responsibility of investigating the Dubai meeting. “Cash and carry politicians must be prevented from moving illicit cash around to induce voters and sponsor election violence and rigging.
“Again, relevant agencies must check suspicious movement of cash both locally and internationally by politically exposed persons under the guise of a ‘Dubai meeting’ or any clandestine meeting. “We are mindful of how millions of dollars were confiscated in an aircraft belonging in a Nigerian PDP sympathizer in South Africa in the leadup to the 2015 elections.
“The case of N250 million cache found in the Peter Obi’s private office in Lagos remains unresolved. “Another round of election is here and it is not unlikely that they are playing a repeat performance, under the guise of holding a meeting in Dubai. “Our security agencies should be on the watch for a stitch in time saves nine,” the statement read.