- The call for the removal of the service chiefs by the Young Parliamentarians Forum has been condemned
- The call was condemned by the Pro-Nigeria Elders Council (PRONECO)
- The council alleged that YPF is only desperate to pave way for loyalists and sympathizers to ascend and illegally overthrow the government
The Pro-Nigeria Elders Council (PRONECO) has described the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) as an extension of selfish political merchants chasing their personal interests.
PRONECO's position follows the group's call for the removal of Nigeria's service chiefs over alleged widespread insecurity across the country.
Inaugurated by Senate president Ahmad Lawan in October 2019, the YPF objective was to secure the inclusion and participation of youths in the process of deepening Nigeria’s democracy.
However, the Pro-Nigeria Elders Council alleged that the forum has been hijacked by the opposition to carry out its dirty work.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, February 18, in Abuja, the publicity secretary of the council, Bala Kuta, warned that the YPF is merely acting a script with its call for an overhaul of the security architecture.
Kuta said the YPF's desperation is to pave way for loyalists and sympathizers to ascend and illegally overthrow the government.
He further called on security agencies to remain alert as the "disgruntled politicians could move a step further to connive with junior officers in the military to attempt the coup they had always wanted."
Kuta also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to continue keeping faith in the security chiefs in view of the war situation that our country has found herself in with both internal and external aggressors.
He said: "In essence, the demands from some quarters and individuals for the service chiefs to be fired from their posts is being teleguided by those that have vested interests that require that the nation’s security architecture be dismantled."
"Their objectives cannot be achieved as so long as the current crop of service chiefs are in office hence the desperation to force them out of office even when it is not in the interest on the country," Kuta said.
Alleging that the opposition is desperate for a change of guards in the entire military services, Kuta said the plan is for opposition loyalists and sympathizers to ascend and illegally overthrow the government.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that leaders in the north have given their support in the wake of the criticisms of the Buhari administration over the growing security challenges.
The leaders urged the president and the security chiefs to remain focused on the war.
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