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Futility---- Turaki VnguardPlot Against Atiku Abubakar:An Exercise In

By Joe Ezuma
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Port Harcourt The Turaki Vanguard on Tuesday said that the plot to truncate Atiku Abubakar's political fortune in 2011 would fail and warned the National Assembly not to do any thing that would endanger both the peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and the future of democracy in the country.

The Body cautioned those it accused of scheming and plotting to stop Atiku Abubakar from contesting the PDP Primaries , advising them to look for something better to do to avoid any act that would malign and bring the party's image to International disrupt and odium.

The vanguard also condemned the move by the National Assemby to thinker with the Electoral Act, saying, ''we wish to appeal to our National Law makers to stop further over heating of the polity and discountenance with the amendment of the electoral act empowering them to be members of NEC of their various political parties as it is undemocratic, self-serving and capable of truncating our nascent democracy''.

. Advising the National Assembly members to tow the path of reason in its discharge of the peoples mandate given them the Vanguard in the statement byDr. Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, its National Director, in PortHarcourt and made available to Peoples Daily , appealed to the legislators to listen to the voice of the people of Nigeria that elected them into office and save the country from the hands of those it described as ''undemocratic elements pushing them in taking such unpopular stand''

The vanguard commended the Governor's Forum, particularly those in PDP who have mobilized forces against the move and urged other political parties and organized Forums to emulate the PDP Governors in this regard.

''The PDP Governors not minding that PDP Lawmakers are in the majority in the National Assembly still took this principled stand demonstrates that the party and democracy still have a great future in Nigeria'', it observed

It expressed optimism that Atiku would overcome the macninations of his traducers and win the next election ''as Nigerians nathan will surely vote for him''.

''As much as we support setting up of a Screening Committee to screen all the aspirants of the party to ensure that they have the required credentials to fly the flag of the party in the general election but if it is a ploy to frustrate and disqualify Atiku Abubabakr from contesting the forth coming PDP Primaries we will like to counsel such a funny'',it stated