…Says Buhari spent 5 months in London meeting APC leaders prior to 2019 poll
Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District of Bayelsa State, Ben Murray-Bruce has slammed the All Progressives Congress (APC), over its condemnation of a meeting held by 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 Secondu, in Dubai.
The APC had claimed that Atiku, Obi, Saraki and Secondus travelled to Dubai for “sinister purposes”, even as the Buhari Media Organisation also condemned the meeting, arguing that they were using resources generated from the country to help other nation’s economy grow.
The APC in a statement signed by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, on Sunday, dismissing 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.
But reacting to the APC statement, Ben Bruce reminded the ruling party of Buhari ‘s meetings with APC leaders during his stay in UK for eight months.
The Bayelsa lawmaker on his Twitter page wrote: “How can APC say Atiku Abubakar met with myself, Bukola Saraki, Peter Obi, Reno Omokri and others in Dubai to plan against Nigeria?
“In 2018, Buhari spent five months in UK. He met with almost the whole leadership of APC there. Did PDP complain or condemn?”