The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Security Agencies, are probing the alleged plot by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, to prevail on the United States of America, USA, to recognise him as the ‘Authentic President’ of Nigeria.
The Agencies are already on the trail of members of the Atiku Deservation Group, behind the printing and distribution of Atiku’s posters in some parts of the country.
The posters bore the inscription “PUKKA”, which in Hindi and Urda figuratively means “fully formed”, “solid”, “permanent”, “for real”, or “sure, authentic, genuine, and excellent”.
It was learnt that the Security Agencies are working on a theory, that some groups loyal to Atiku are out for subversive activities against the Buhari administration.
A part of the plot was to lobby members of the inner circle of President Donald Trump, and the US Congress, to delay its recognition of Buhari.
The agenda was said to be an attempt to stop the inauguration of Buhari, on May 29.
According to a top source, the government does not treat the intelligence at its disposal on the engagement of the US firm, Fein & DelValle PLLC, with levity.
The source said: “The whole script is about subversive plot against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Security Agencies picked up some intelligence, and they are already investigating individuals and groups connected with it.
“It is not a case of crying wolf, or an attempt to intimidate Atiku. Some clues were presented to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, on Wednesday. In fact, about eight Ministers contributed to the issue to underscore the gravity of the case at hand.
“It was a resolution of FEC, that the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, should alert the nation through a Media briefing.”
Responding to a question, the source added: “What we have at hand points to a semblance of treasonable felony, but security agencies are probing it.“They are also on the trail of groups and individuals connected with this fresh plot against the government.”
When asked of the nature of the intelligence at the disposal of the government, Lai Mohammed said: “You do not expect me to disclose this.”
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the Executive Director of the Deservation Group, Sani Adamu, justified the theme of “PUKKA”.
He claimed that Atiku Abubakar, the Candidate of the PDP, in the just concluded Presidential election, is Nigeria’s authentic President.
Reminded that Atiku already has a case before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Adamu expressed confidence that Abubakar would get justice at the Tribunal.
NAN said that a search on the web address (www.deservation.org), shows the Atiku Deservation Movement (Project 774 for Atiku 2019), with RC 1167591, with the contact Magaji/Sanda Ward Yola South, Adamawa State, as well as phone number and an email address.
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