Interim Government: Labour Party Finally Opens Up On Insurrection Plot
- Yunusa Tanko, the spokesperson of the Labour Party, has said that the party would follow due process and would not be part of any insurrection
- Tanko said this while reacting to DSS' revelation that some key players are sponsoring protests against the February 25 presidential election results to achieve interior motive and truncate the democratic process
- However, the Labour Party chieftain queries why the DSS was silent over the alleged attack on the party's member during the election
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FCT, Abuja - The Labour party spokesperson, Yunusa Tanko, has disclosed that the party is not part of the plot to truncate Nigeria's democracy.
According to The Cable, the Department of State Services (DSS) uncovered a plan by some key stakeholders to install an interim government as the country prepares for another transition.
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The DSS on Wednesday, March 29, alleged that some of the protests against the result of the February 25 presidential election were being sponsored by some key players with vested interests.
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But in an interview on Channels Television on Thursday, March 30, Tanko said the plot was a conspiracy against the state while distancing the Labour Party from the development.
Tanko then accused the department of state service (DSS) that has raised the alarm of being quiet on the alleged attack on his party members during the election but spoke afterwards.
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His statement reads in part:
"When we went on the streets to campaign, and our members were attacked, where was the DSS? When our member was killed, where was the DSS?"
The Labour Party spokesperson also references a statement of the chairman of the Lagos state parks and garage, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, where he was referring to one "Mama Chukwudi" but was alleged to be referring to a certain group of people.
Thus, Tanko said the DSS should have invited MC Oluomo for questioning.
US gives pro-Obi group permission to use iconic park for anti-Tinubu protest
Legit.ng earlier reported that a pro-Peter Obi group in the United States, Nigerian American Coalition for Justice and Democracy Inc. has gotten permission to stage a protest.
The group has been allowed to use the iconic Lafayette Park in Washington D.C., a prominent fixture in American history, to stage an anti-Tinubu protest .
The permission will allow about 100 people to gather together, and they have been warned not to obstruct the movement of pedestrians and motorways.