The Department of State Services, DSS, says it has identified some key political elements involved in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria.
The DSS made the confirmation in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, National Headquarters, Peter Afunanya, PhD fsi on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.
According to the statement, 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 illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country.
“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 stated.
The DSS however noted that it is standing with the President and Commander-in-Chief in his avowed commitment to a hitch-free handover and will assiduously work in this direction.
It also assured that it will support the Presidential Transition Council and such other related bodies in the States, as well as collaborate with them and sister security and law enforcement agencies, to ensure seamless inaugurations come 29th May, 2023.
The Service equally warned those organising to thwart democracy in the country to retract from their devious schemes and orchestrations.
It noted that it will not hesitate to take decisive and necessary legal steps against misguided elements to frustrate their obnoxious intentions.
It called on stakeholders, notably judicial authorities, media and the civil society, to be watchful and cautious to avoid being used as instruments to subvert peace and stability of the nation.