The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has revealed those behind the recent death rumour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The president was rumoured dead following an alleged fake UK Metro site report that the incident happened in Germany.
But in reaction, a spokesperson of the president, Garba Shehu, denied that such thing happened while the president tweeted a photograph of him relaxing in the UK.
In his own reaction, Makarfi said the rumour emanated from the All Progressives Congress and that it was carried by leaders within the party who wanted the president dead.
Daily Trust reports that Makarfi said this in Kaduna declaring that the rumour was broken by APC leaders who are interested in contesting certain positions in 2019.
He said: “The APC should point its searchlight inward and investigate itself as to the source of the rumour. PDP has nothing to gain from anything; those who are peddling the rumour know themselves and they are in APC.
“Some of them are already positioning themselves for power in 2019. APC should investigate itself,” he said.
Makarfi reportedly advised the people of Southern Kaduna against politicising the crisis in the southern area.
“It is a serious criminal issue, and, of course, there may be matters that have to do with other things that may not be seen as criminality. I am not in a position to say much because I don’t have all the facts but we must not politicize the matter.
“Even, those outside the state must never politicize this crisis because, if we attempt to politicize it, then the crisis will spread beyond Kaduna and that would be a disaster,” he said.
“I welcome the Abdulsalami committee. We need a body of arbitrators composed of both sides of the divide that the people can have confidence in to try to stem the tide, broker some peace and listen to all sides and come up with ways and manners that we can re-establish stability and lasting peace in that area,” he added.