From the Presidency on Tuesday got here an alarm of a plot to topple President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities by ‘disgruntled non secular and political leaders.”
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) additionally yesterday warned “misguided politicians who nurse the inordinate ambition to rule this nation exterior the battle field to banish such thought.”
On Sunday, the Division of State Companies (DSS), warned :people and teams towards utterances and motion that threaten the nation’s peace and sovereignty.”
Drawing from the DSS alarm, the Presidency, in a press release by Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, yesterday, mentioned the intention of plot, “championed by some disgruntled non secular and previous political leaders, is to ultimately throw the nation right into a tailspin, which might compel a forceful and undemocratic change of management.
“Additional unimpeachable proof reveals that these disruptive parts are actually recruiting the management of some ethnic teams and politicians around the nation, with the intention of convening some form of convention, the place a vote of no confidence could be handed on the President, thus throwing the land into additional turmoil.
“The caterwauling, in latest instances, by these parts, is to arrange the grounds adequately for his or her ignoble intentions, that are designed to trigger additional grief for the nation.
“The agent provocateurs hope to realize by way of artifice and sleight of arms, what they didn’t do by way of the poll field within the 2019 elections.
“Nigerians have opted for democratic rule, and the one accepted strategy to change a democratically-elected authorities is thru elections, which maintain at prescribed instances within the nation. Another approach is patently unlawful, and even treasonable. After all, such would appeal to needed penalties.
“These discredited people and teams are additionally in cahoots with exterior forces to trigger most harm in their very own nation. However the Presidency, already vested with mandate and authority by Nigerians until 2023, pledges to maintain the nation collectively, even when some unruly feathers could be ruffled within the course of”, the assertion mentioned.
On Monday night time whereas fetching on a Channels tv programme, 83-year-old Mr. Robert Clarke (SAN) canvasses a handover by the federal government to the army to finish insecurity and undertake ‘restructuring of the occasion.
The DHQ decried the decision with stern warning because it disserted itself from it.
In a press release, the army excessive command mentioned: “Let or not it’s said categorically that the Armed Forces of Nigeria stay absolutely dedicated to the current administration and all related democratic establishments. We will proceed to stay apolitical, subordinate to the civil authority, firmly loyal to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari and the 1999 Structure as Amended. We will proceed to discharge our constitutional duties professionally, particularly in defending the nation’s democracy, defence of the territorial integrity of the nation in addition to safety of lives and properties of residents. The army excessive command needs to make use of this chance to warn misguided politicians who nurse the inordinate ambition to rule this nation exterior the poll field to banish such ideas because the army underneath the present management stay resolute within the defence of Nigeria’s democracy and its development. We additionally want to remind all army personnel that it’s treasonable to even ponder this illegality. The complete wrath of the regulation will probably be dropped at bear on any personnel discovered to collude with individuals having such agenda. The present safety challenges will not be insurmountable. The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in partnership with different different safety companies, are working assiduously to ameliorate the problem. Nigeria will know peace once more. PLEASE BE WARNED!
However the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) rejected the classification of faith leaders amongst these plotting towards the federal government.
The Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) referred to as for a probe of the federal government’s allegation to determine and produce these suspected to e-book.
The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria (HURIWA) criticized the Presidency.
It mentioned: “The company existence of Nigeria shouldn’t be depending on the continual tolerance of a totally incompetent authorities that lacks the decency of fine governance”.