- The APC has sent out a note of warning to everyone plotting to unseat President Buhari illegally
- According to the ruling party, Nigerians will defend their own democracy
- APC's statement is coming on the heels of a warning by Lt Gen Tukur Buratai
-Buratai warned soldiers to stop their unhealthy romance with politicians
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned against any attempt at unseating President Muhammadu Buhari, via a coup.
APC sounded the note of warning on Thursday, May 18.
According to the ruling party, any attempt to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will be resisted by Nigerians.
Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the APC, stated this while reacting to Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Burutai’s warning, that some politicians were approaching soldiers.
While speaking with journalists in Ilorin, Abdullahi explained why the party initially hesitated to react.
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“We have hesitated to react so far because we think that the house belongs to us, so we wanted to wait for Nigerians to react and Nigerians have reacted.
“If there was any such thing in the offing, I think it is clear to everyone that Nigerians will defend their own democracy,” he said.
A report by The Nation indicates that some top politicians are under watch by security agencies following the recent alarm raised by the chief of amry staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
Buratai had warned officers against dabbling into politics in a recent statement, adding that they should save Nigeria's nascent democracy.
The alarm is believed to have followed an intelligence report that some politicians, who were uncomfortable with the health of President Buhari, were infiltrating the military.
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The recent postings in the army may have been part of the measures put in place to protect the nation’s democracy against shocks and threats, a source said.
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