The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation PPCO has said it uncovered plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency to arrest the National Assembly members who booed President Muhammadu Buhari during his 2019 proposed budget presentation last Wednesday.
The PPCO spokesman, Buba Galadima, who addressed newsmen Sunday in Abuja, claimed that the presidency had directed security agencies to start compiling names of lawmakers who jeered Buhari for arrest.
“We learnt under an impeccable authority that some of his close aids are meeting and taking names of those supposedly booed the President. Whether to frame them, either with EFCC or ask the police to invite them. I don’t know for what purpose.
“They can’t arrest any parliamentarian for booing the President on what he thinks is correct. That the President misrepresented what has happened in his or her constituency. They should be careful with what they are trying to do, because what they are planning to do, whether the President knows or he doesn’t know, will affect the 2019 general elections.
“He has no authority whatsoever, or his agents whether EFCC, ICPC, Police and DSS to accost any parliamentarian for having booed the President that read out on the floor of the National Assembly,” he said.