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Presidency cautions over alleged plan to ‘overthrow’ Buhari’s government

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Presidency cautions over alleged plan to ‘overthrow’ Buhari’s government

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The Presidency, on Tuesday, cautioned that it will deal resolutely with any group that does anything to destabilise the democratically elected government in the nation even if it involves ruffling unruly feathers in the process.

The Presidency in a statement released by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, claimed that some individuals have intended to hold an illicit meeting where a vote of no confidence will be passed on President Buhari.

It further disclosed that some very positioned personalities in partnership with some religious leaders and their foreign elements were working hard to destabilise the rule and community presence of the nation.

Responding to the alarm previously raised by the Department of State Services (DSS) the Presidency declared that Nigerians chose democratic rule, stating that the only suitable approach to change a democratically elected government should be through ballot vote.

The statement read, “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.

“Further unimpeachable evidence shows that these disruptive elements are now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians around 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.

“Nigerians have opted for democratic rule, and the only acceptable 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.”


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