The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Yekini Nabena has noted that there is more to the ‘strategic’ meeting of the Presidential flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his team to Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE), stressing that it is beyond what eyes can see.
Nabena who described the mission as ridiculous as they had held several of such meetings in Nigeria earlier said the meetings held in Nigeria did not yield the expected desired results, hence a follow up in Dubai adding, “We know the way of these set of politicians and the political party they represent”.
Speaking to some journalists in Abuja on Sunday, The APC acting spokesman said: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi; Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus met in Dubai few days ago according to media reports to “plot strategies to oust President Muhammadu Buhari” in next year’s election.
“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 and 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. Nabena urge relevant agencies to check cash movement both local and internationally by politicians to influence the 2019 general elections,
“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 to a Nigerian PDP sympathizer in South Africa in the lead up to the 2015 elections. The case of N250 million cash found in Mr. 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”, he stated.