Governors, who are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have called for the arrest and prosecution of those plotting to install an interim government and stop the swearing-in of President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had raised the alarm that some top politicians were plotting to halt Tunubu’s swearing-in to foist an interim government.
But Kebbi State governor and Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Atiku Bagudu in a statement on Friday said all Nigerians should remain vigilant and resist any undemocratic conduct capable of undermining Nigeria’s democracy.
Part of the statement reads, “The Progressive Governors Forum notes the press statement issued by the Department of Security Service on the unfortunate, condemnable and treasonable conduct of some undemocratic elements who are agitating for an interim government. We condemn such agitation.
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“It is commendable, however, that the Department of Security Service exposed the plot, and we call upon them to arrest and prosecute anyone involved.
“After a democratic contest, parties are free to exercise the legal right of going to court. Indeed, it was widely reported that the PDP and LP had chosen to go to the Presidential Election Tribunal to challenge the outcome of the presidential election, which was won by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC.
“Furthermore, in all the 36 states of the federation, tribunals have also been established to provide opportunity to those who participated in the various elections but otherwise feeling dissatisfied, to challenge the results.
“Our country has done well in promoting democracy both in Nigeria and elsewhere in the African Continent, and it is sad that some unpatriotic elements are nursing the evil plot for interim government, which will amount to subverting our national democratic progress.”
Governor Bagudu appreciated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the transition as well as the support of all security agencies.
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