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APC Demands International Investigation Over Attempt on Buhari’s Life

Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, Former Head of State and the leader of the APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for an international inquiry into Wednesday’s assassination attempt on Former Head of State and its Chieftain, General, Muhammadu Buhari, to unveil the motive and the brains behind it.

In a statement issued in Benin on Sunday by its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, the party said it lacked confidence in the Nigerian security agencies to carry out an independent and impartial interrogation, as “they worked for the government instead of the nation”.

APC declared that its call was urgent because the agents of the Federal Government have started “muddling the waters with their sickening statements and actions on the attack”.

”How does one explain a situation in which a man who is nothing but a pervert is now being paraded as the suspected ‘mastermind’ of the attack on General Buhari? At what point was this man, who perhaps is nothing but a transvestite plying his trade, arrested? Is it not clear, from the statement released by General Buhari himself after the attack, that it was clearly the handiwork of a suicide bomber” the statement queried.

The opposition also questioned:  ”Could the person who drove the vehicle that was rammed into the General’s convoy have survived the explosion that was triggered by

that action? Could the innocent passers-by who died in the blast not have been arrested and paraded as the ‘suspected masterminds’ if they had survived the blast”, alleging that  the arrest by the police of the mastermind and sickening description have kick-started the process of muddling the waters, as it said was usually the case with such

high-profile cases.

APC affirmed that this was why it has deemed it fit an urgent international inquiry into the attack, while maintaining that the insurgency and its spin-offs were now clearly beyond the capability of the Federal Government.

Chief Oyegun stated that APC’s call has been justified, given the statements and insinuations from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the presidency, that it indicated were fond of pointing accusing fingers at the party, further asked if late Emir of Kano organized attack against his convoy or Gen. Muhammed Shuwa, killed by gunmen in 2012 Maiduguri attack was self-arranged.

The party expressed hope that just like the truth eventually emerged of series of killings during late Genral Sanni Abacha’s Military junta which was initially blamed on pro-democracy group – NADECO, the truth about those who perpetrated failed attacks on its leader would be exposed sooner than later, whether the government accedes or otherwise to its call.



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