The Department of State Services (DSS) has described the plot to implement an interim government as illegal and unacceptable in Nigeria’s democracy.

The service Public Relations Officer Peter Afunanya Ph.D. made this known on 29th March 2023 in a statement.

He said the action is totally against the peace of Nigerians, even when there was smooth conduct of elections in the country.

According to the service PRO, some key players in the plot for an Interim Government have been identified, thus warning those who are bent on thwarting the country’s democracy to retract from their devious schemes and orchestrations.

“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.

“The planners, in their many meetings, have weighed various options, which include, among others, to sponsor endless violent mass protests in major cities to warrant a declaration of State of Emergency. Another is to obtain frivolous court injunctions to forestall the inauguration of new executive administrations and legislative houses at the Federal and State levels.

“The DSS supports the President and Commander-in-Chief in his avowed commitment to a hitch-free handover and will assiduously work in this direction. It also supports the Presidential Transition Council and other related bodies in the States. It will collaborate with them and sister security and law enforcement agencies to ensure seamless inaugurations come 29th May 2023.”

However, the media, Civil Society, Stakeholders, and notably judicial authorities are enjoined to be watchful and cautious to avoid being used as instruments to subvert the peace and stability of the nation, even as the DSS continues to monitor and willing to take decisive and necessary legal steps against these misguided elements to frustrate their obnoxious intentions.

 

 

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