The factional chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Major Agbo has claimed that there is a plot to assassinate him.
Naija News reports that the NNPP is currently divided into two factions, Agbo-led group comprising the original members of the party, and the camp loyal to the presidential candidate of the party, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The Agbo group had expelled Kwankwaso after accusing him of trying to hijack the party.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Agbo alleged that his life is in danger.
He claimed that political opportunists trying to hijack the party’s leadership’ sent assassins to eliminate him in his office on Monday.
According to him, two armed men stormed his office at Wuse Zone 4 in an attempt to assassinate him.
Agbo said he was able to escape because the armed men could not identify him when they invaded the secretariat of the party faction.
He said: “The reason for this briefing is to bring you to speed with an attempt made to assassinate me here in this office on Monday, 16th August 2023.
“I walked in here at about 2.45 pm and shortly after that two men walked in, ignoring the protocol advice from the desk boys in the front office.
“They walked in with weapons demanding to meet me; unknown to them, they were talking to me. It was evident that they never knew me physically, in fact my saving grace was that I was not sitting on my chair.
“Pointing a short gun on me, they demanded that I produce “Major Agbo” who one of them claimed was his coursemate at Command and Staff College, Jaji.
“I asked him if he would identify his coursemate he was talking about if seen, he replied “yes”. I then told them Major Agbo was not around. They speedily withdrew, ran into their ash-colored Toyota Corolla car parked by the express roadside (to aid escape) and sped away.
“We are all aware of the recent developments in the party as a result of attempts to hijack it by some ill-advised elements and political opportunists.”
Agbo added that, in addition to the alleged assassination attempt, he has been receiving death threats.
“Let me also confirm to you that I have received several threats through WhatsApp voice calls telling me I would pay with my life for standing on the way in their quest to take the party from its founder and its mother organisation – NAGAFF (National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders).
“They made real their threat on Monday but failed woefully as they could not identify me. The matter has been reported to the appropriate quarters for action,” he added.
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