Danger As Fresh Plot to Stop Tinubu's Inauguration Revealed
- The DSS has raised an alarm over a fresh plot by some subversive elements to truncate the inauguration of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect
- Peter Afunaya, the spokesperson of the secret police, said the agency was much aware of the plot and prepared ahead of them
- Afunaya, in a statement on Thursday, then urged Nigerians, CSOs and media to adhere strictly to the security guidelines on the day of the inauguration in Abuja
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FCT, Abuja - The Department of State Service (DSS) has raised fresh alarm about the plot to scuttle the inauguration of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, on Monday, May 29.
The secret police then warned those it described as subversive elements working to stop the inauguration of Tinubu and governors-elect across the country on Monday.
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This was disclosed in a statement by the secret police's spokesperson, Peter Afunaya, on Thursday, May 25, via the agency's Twitter handle.
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According to the DSS, all uncredited and uninvited persons are to stay away from the event on Monday.
It urged Nigerians, civil society organisations and the media to strictly adhere to the security and civil guidelines during the inauguration.
The statement reads in part:
“The Service is, however, aware of plans by subversive elements to disrupt the programmes in parts of the country. The aim is to undermine security agencies’ efforts at ensuring peaceful ceremonies as well as creating panic and fear among members of the public."
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On Wednesday, March 1, Tinubu was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election by Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Since the declaration, many opposition parties and candidates, including Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party, have challenged Tinubu's victory at the tribunal.
Earlier this month, the 2023 presidential election petition tribunal began the hearings against Tinubu, and political parties have been making their cases at the tribunal. The next sitting is expected to hold on Friday, May 26.
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