The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), has called attention to the scheme by the All Progressive Congress, APC to remove the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa ’ad Abubakar III, and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
National spokesman of the coalition, Imo Ugochinyere alleged this in a statement released Tuesday. According to the statement, the two Northern leaders were unwilling to corporate with the APC in the supplementary governorship elections in Kano and Sokoto states.
The statement read in parts:
“The Coalition of United Political Parties has once again intercepted credible intelligence of a fresh plot by APC chieftains in Kano and Sokoto with the full support of Adams Oshiomhole against the Sultan of Sokoto and Emir of Kano.
“We are alerting Nigerians to the plot and threats by the leaders of the All Progressives Congress to depose the revered Sultan of Sokoto and the Emir of Kano for refusing to bow to pressure to take sides in the supplementary governorship elections in Kano and Sokoto states.
“The grouse of the leaders of the ruling party is that the respected traditional rulers refused to intervene and interfere to galvanise support for the sinking APC in Sokoto and Kano states.
“Leaders of the APC are accusing the monarchs of allegedly taking sides with the Peoples Democratic Party and hence they have hatched a plot that if the traditional rulers do not help them to win the people’s support and they succeed to manipulate the election, that they will dethrone the respected traditional rulers from the thrones of their forefathers.