The Presidency has said that there is unimpeachable evidence showing that those it describes as some disruptive elements are now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians around the country intending to forcefully remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office.
The Presidency, in a statement made available to newsmen by the President Spokesman, Garba Shehu, said that the said individuals are “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 Presidency was responding to an easier claim by the Department of State Services, (DSS), which on Sunday alerted on sinister moves by those it called misguided elements to wreak havoc on the government, sovereignty and corporate existence of the country.
The move, according to the Presidency, is “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 claimed.
It said, “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”.
“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”, it stated.