The Labour Party has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct service chiefs to place the Spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, on the security watch list.
The National Publicity Secretary of LP, Abayomi Arabambi, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement.
Arabambi was reacting to Keyamo’s allegation that the LP standard bearer, Peter Obi, was planning to fake an assassination attempt.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that the Minister of State for Labour and Employment claimed that Obi planned to hire some supporters dressed in the APC caps and T-shirts to attack his party offices.
He had also alleged that Obi disparaged the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, by circulating a hate-filled video online.
Reacting to Keyamo’s allegation, Arabambi described his action as a ‘treasonable conduct’ warranting being placed on the terror watch list by security agencies in the country.
The statement partly read, “President Muhammadu Buhari must now as a matter of urgency directs the service chiefs to place Festus Keyamo and other APC presidential Campaign members and supporters on a security watch list as they are now a threat to democracy ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“I called on the Inspector General of Police to urgently commence a comprehensive investigation into Mr Festus Keyamo unlawful and treasonable activities. His conducts are likely to cause a breach of peace and anarchy in our country if this ugly trend is not nipped in the bud and Keyamo be made to face possible prosecution in a court of Law.
Arabambi alleged that the ruling APC has become jittery since the Obi’s ‘one million-man’ rallies started recording huge successes across the nation.
“LP sees the forced self-confession of the APC about the conspiracy being floated by the APC to assassinate the most popular and supported people’s preferred and loved 2023 Presidential Candidate, as yet another proof of God’s involvement with the Peter Obi candidacy.”
“It is also the responsibility of security agencies to ensure that all the candidates are truly secured. The LP is loudly and clearly expressing its condemnation of the criminally-inclined politics the APC is trying to re-introduce into the Nigerian political system.
“Labour party considered this devilish act by the APC presidential spokesman as not only deceitful but a subtle way to gain unmerited sympathy in their bogus attempt at employing crude primitive tactics clandestinely in order to win the 2023 presidential election through fraudulent means
“Festus Keyamo’s provocative and highly disparaging insinuation against our Presidential candidate would have been ignored with its puerile contents but it is expedient to set the record straight for the benefits of the public and our party members.
“Labour Party wishes to remind Festus Keyamo that Chapter IV of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria on fundamental Rights section 33(1) states: “Every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria,” he stated.