The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, on Thursday, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, is working to ensure that a state of emergency is declared in Taraba State, because of the party’s failure to win the State Governorship election.
Imo Ugochinyere, the CUPP Spokesperson, in a statement, claimed that the APC is behind the ongoing religious killings being experienced in the State.
It accused the nation’s Security Forces, of giving those behind the sponsored killings tactic support with their silence, hence their failure to quell the uprising.
It said: “The Security Agencies are not doing much, rather they are trying to undermine the Governor.
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“Insiders have also informed us that the Acting Inspector-General of Police, is planning to arrest the Aide-De-Camp to the Governor, hence his invitation to the Police Headquarters, Abuja.
“The strategy is to accuse him of arming and working with some militia, in a bid to get at the Governor.
“APC Leaders are clearly not happy that they lost the election, and they are stocking the killings and crisis, to cause reprisal attacks from other religious groups which will lead to the declaration of a state of emergency.
“We, therefore, call on the APC to accept defeat, and call off their members from ongoing instigation of religious violence in Taraba State.
“Let President Muhammadu Buhari halt the carnage in Taraba State, for the good of all, and avoid acts which will lead to abrupt end of this Republic.” (PostNG)
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