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General News of Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Source: Today NG

President Buhari will keep Nigeria together - Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to the Department of State Services (DSS) alert condemning the unsavoury statements by those they described as misguided elements who have continued to threaten the government, sovereignty and corporate existence of Nigeria.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, those behind the threats were described as disgruntled religious and past political leaders, whose intention is to eventually throw the country into chaos, which would compel a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership.

The Presidency declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has already been vested with the mandate and authority by Nigerians to be President until 2023, adding that the President will keep the country together as he pledged, ‘even if some unruly feathers would be ruffled in the process.’

The statement reads: ‘The Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday alerted on sinister moves by misguided elements to wreak havoc on the government, sovereignty and corporate existence of the country.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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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