The Presidency has described the alert issued by the Department of State Services at the weekend, as a pointer to moves by some selfish Nigerians, who want to force an undemocratic change of government.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said:
“The Department of State Services (DSS), on Sunday alerted on sinister moves by misguided elements to wreak havoc on the government, sovereignty and corporate existence of the country.
“Championed by some disgruntled religious and past political leaders, the intention is to eventually throw the country into a tailspin, which would compel a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership.”
Adesina said government is aware that the selfish politicians are already recruiting some ethnic leaders as part of their arrangements for a kangaroo conference, where they will pass a vote of no confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Further unimpeachable evidence shows that these disruptive elements are now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians round the country, with the intention of convening some sort of conference, where a vote of no confidence would be passed on the President, thus throwing the land into further turmoil.
“The caterwauling, in recent times, by these elements, is to prepare the grounds adequately for their ignoble intentions, which are designed to cause further grief for the country.
“The agent provocateurs hope to achieve through artifice and sleight of hands, what they failed to do through the ballot box in the 2019 elections,” he said.
According to the Presidential Spokesperson, Nigeria is under a democratic rule, which has procedures for change of government.
“Nigerians have opted for democratic rule, and the only accepted way to change a democratically elected government is through elections, which hold at prescribed times in the country. Any other way is patently illegal, and even treasonable. Of course, such would attract the necessary consequences.
“These discredited individuals and groups are also in cahoots with external forces to cause maximum damage in their own country. But the Presidency, already vested with mandate and authority by Nigerians till 2023, pledges to keep the country together, even if some unruly feathers would be ruffled in the process,” he concluded.
Source: Voice of Nigeria