The Department of State Services (DSS) revealed it has uncovered a plot by some “key players” to thwart the May 29, inauguration of the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and foist an Interim Government in Nigeria.
From a statement released by the DSS spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, on Wednesday, March 29, it stated that some persons have weighed various options, which includes foisting an interim government after obtaining frivolous court injunctions to forestall the inauguration of new executive administrations and legislative houses at the Federal and State levels.
Read the full statement below;
“The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria,” the statement read.
“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis,”
“The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country,”
“The planners, in their many meetings, have weighed various option, which include, among others, to sponsor endless violent mass protests in major cities to warrant a declaration of State of Emergency,”
“Another is to obtain frivolous court injunctions to forestall the inauguration of new executive administration and legislative houses at the Federal and State levels,”
“The DSS supports the President and Commander-in-Chief in his avowed commitment to a hitch-free handover and will assiduously work in this direction,”
“It also supports the Presidential Transition Council and other such related bodies in the State. It will collaborate with them and sister security and law enforcement agencies to ensure seamless inaugurations comes 29th May, 2023,”
“Consequently, the Service strongly warns those organising to thwart democracy in the country to retract from their devious schemes and orchestrations.”
“Stakeholders, notably judicial authorities, media and the Civil Society, are enjoined to be watchful and cautious to avoid being used as instruments to subvert peace and stability of the nation,”
“While its monitoring continues, the DSS will not hesitate to take decisive and necessary legal steps against these misguided elements to frustrate their obnoxious intentions,”
The just concluded national elections, has been condemned as a sham, amid protestations by opposition parties. There has been documented evidence of violence, voter suppression and outright fraud in the elections. Despite the mounting evidence, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had gone ahead to declare the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as the winner of the presidential elections.