Nigeria’s Presidency raises alarm over plot by some religious and past political leaders to force an undemocratic change of leadership in the country.
In a statement sent to Premium Times on Tuesday, May, 4, by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said that “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”.
Mr Adesina, who did not mention names of plotters, said that they were preparation pass a vote of no confidence on the president, in an attempt to cause turmoil in the country
“Further unimpeachable evidence shows that these disruptive elements are now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians around 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.
Adesina said having failed to change a democratically elected government through elections, the plotters were determined to do so through illegal means.
“The agent provocateurs hope to achieve through artifice and sleight of hands, what they failed to do through the ballot box in the 2019 elections.
He warned that there would be consequences for anyone who illegally attempts to seize power.
“Any other way is patently illegal, and even treasonable. Of course, such would attract the necessary consequences.
“These discredited individuals and groups are also in cahoots with external forces to cause maximum damage in their own country.
“But the presidency, already vested with mandate and authority by Nigerians till 2023, pledges to keep the country together, even if some unruly feathers would be ruffled in the process.”