The Presidency on Monday raised the alarm that there are evidence showing some people are now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians around the country, with the view of forcefully removing President Muhammadu Buhari from office.
In a statement made available to newsmen by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, said that the said individuals are “convening some sort of conference, where a vote of no confidence be passed on the President, thus throwing the land into further turmoil.”
The presidency said the move is “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.
“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.”