The Nigerian Presidency has accused those it terms “disgruntled religious and political leaders” as working with some external forces to overthrow the Administration of President Buhari.
The presidency stated this on Tuesday through Femi Adesina, who is the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, saying it has acceptable evidence of a plan by some powerful individuals to throw the country into turmoil by recruiting leaders of some ethnic groups and also some politicians to pass a vote of no confidence on the President, and therefore have him removed.
Adesina stated further that the “agent provocateurs” are planning to cause havoc within the political space, and thus explore the tensed avenue to put the nation in serious turmoil; noting that his statement is a follow-up to the earlier warning dished out by the Department of State Services (DSS) about plans underway to “throw the country into anarchy.”
The presidency statement reads:
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. 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,”
The Presidency further noted that it has acceptable evidence within its disposal that some disruptive elements are trying to recruit the leadership of some ethnic and political leaders around the country for the purpose of convening some of sort of conference where damning verdict of “vote of no confidence” would be passed on the country’s leadership, and as such floating a serious violence that will make the nation boil.
The statement read further that,
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.