- The presidency has alleged that some disgruntled citizens are plotting to destabilise Nigeria
- A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, did not name any of the alleged planners
- A similar warning has been issued by the Nigerian Army and the DSS
The presidency has alleged that there is a plot by some religious and past political leaders to force an undemocratic change of leadership in the country.
Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in a statement sent to Premium Times on Tuesday, May, 4, stated that the plotters are already attempting to cause a crisis in the country.
Adesina said the Department of State Services (DSS) has already alerted the public about the sinister plan to force a regime change.
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.
Adesina alleged that the schemers were preparation pass a vote of no confidence on the president, in an attempt to cause turmoil in the country, The Tribune reported.
The aide said:
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 presidential spokesperson also stated that the individuals and groups behind the scheme are working colluding with external forces to cause maximum damage in Nigeria.
Adesina said having failed to change a democratically elected government through elections, the plotters were determined to do so through illegal means.
He warned that there would be consequences for anyone who illegally attempts to seize power.
Meanwhile, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned soldiers and politicians against any plots to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime.
The spokesperson for the DHQ, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, gave the warning in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, May 3, PR Nigeria reported.
Nwachukwu said the military learnt about a statement suggesting that current political leadership should hand over power to the military for restructuring.