Ex-political Heads, Religious Leaders Plotting To Overthrow Buhari – Presidency Warns

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The Presidency on Tuesday said there are clandestine moves by certain “misguided elements” to oust President Muhammadu Buhari from power in a coup d’etat.

The alarm by the presidency comes days after the Department of State Services (DSS), had alleged plots to rattle the Nigerian government and hijack Nigeria’s sovereignty and corporate existence.

The Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in a statement alleged that the move is being championed by some religious leaders and past political leaders in cahoot with foreign accomplices.

The statement said the leaders through their enterprise are seeking a forceful regime change in the country with a plan to convene a conference where a vote of no confidence would passed on the President.

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Warning against such moves, the Presidency noted that it will continue to thwart any attempt by individuals and groups to cause further chaos and strife among Nigerians.

The presidency urged anyone seeking a regime change to wait till 2023 general elections and do so through the ballot. The statement added that following the mandate and authority vested in President Buhari at the polls in 2019, he will continue to keep Nigeria as one by shunning divisive tendencies.

The statement reads thus: “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.

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“Further unimpeachable evidence shows that these disruptive elements are now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians round 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.

“Nigerians have opted for democratic rule, and the only accepted way to change a democratically elected government is through elections, which hold at prescribed times in the country.

“The caterwauling, in recent times, by these elements, is to prepare the grounds adequately for their ignoble intentions, which are designed to cause further grief for the country.

“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.

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“Nigerians have opted for democratic rule, and the only accepted way to change a democratically elected government is through elections, which hold at prescribed times in the country.

“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.”

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