He forewarned of upcoming efforts to damage his reputation.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s spokesperson, Daniel Bwala, has expressed grave worries on an alleged plot to have him arrested using security forces.
Bwala, who is well-known for his opposition stance against the current administration, thinks that these measures are meant to muzzle his loud voice.
The Nigerian Police, the Department of State Services, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and several media outlets were copied by Bwala when he took to Twitter early on Monday, September 18, 2023, to shine light on the alleged plan.
He issued a warning about upcoming efforts to damage his reputation with what he called “trumped-up allegations.”
Bwala stated, “Last night I got credible intelligence that some key people around the seat of power (Presidential Aso Villa) of this government are planning to use security agencies to arrest me and take me into custody on trumped-up allegations in order to rubbish me and silence me.”
He went on to say that because of his oppositional posture and his faith-based values, he might have become a target of the “deep state,” which could lead to him being persecuted for his beliefs. Bwala is at conflict with the current administration as a result of his separation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his subsequent position in the political opposition.
Bwala’s worries went beyond Nigeria’s borders, as evidenced by the fact that he listed foreign organisations in his tweet, including CNN, BBC World, the FBI, and the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom. This sparked concern about the claims’ potential global repercussions.
Bwala sent one final word of advice, saying, “If anything happens to me, let the world know today of their evil plans.”