The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is in an arcane alliance with the security agencies in a bid to rig the 2019 presidential elections whilst quelling any resistance.
This allegation was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the National Spokesperson of CUPP, Ikenga Ugochinyere who explained the move by the Nigerian Army to hold a nationwide military exercise codenamed Operation Python Dance III is a harbinger of things to come.
He said the exercise, which began from December 28, 2018 and to end on February 28, 2019 is to put the entire country on a military lockdown.
The statement reads, “We hold that by law, it is only the President and Commander-in-Chief that can deploy the military.
“We wonder why the president acknowledges that failure and inability of the Inspector General of Police to maintain law and order by deploying the military in one breathe and yet in another is neck-deep in the plot to extend the tenure of the IG.
“If there was really any genuine desire to checkmate those plotting violence during the elections, why was the exercise not extended to after the governorship elections.
“The desire of the Presidency is just to use the security forces to foist an unpopular President Buhari on the people.”
The coalition warned the presidency to desist from engaging in any subterfuge as the consequences may be very disastrous.
“We predict that the level of desperation of the president to hold onto power which has attained dangerous heights is capable of truncating our democracy.
“President Buhari is currently blinded by his ambition and has lost all sense of fair play and sportsmanship.”