By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah
The presidency has raised the alarm that the proposed national conference by some persons was a plot to pass a vote of no confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement confirmed the Department Of State Service’s (DSS) reports that some persons were planning to destabilise the federal government.
Adesina said the disgrunted persons were now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians around the country.
He said, “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 round 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 presidential spokesman further said the agent provocateurs hope to achieve their aim through artifice and sleight of hands, what they failed to do through the ballot box in the 2019 elections.
He said 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.
Stating that any other way is patently illegal, and even treasonable, he noted that 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,” Adesina stated.