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NUPENG Speaks On Plot To Overthrow Buhari

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), on Wednesday kick against any plot to overthrow the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos State, the president of NUPENG, Williams Akporeha, called on other groups to equally condemn the call.

“The union condemns it and we urge all Nigerians irrespective of political, religious or tribal affiliations to rise up in one accord to berate these faceless individuals,” he said.

“We call on the people to assist security agencies in finding out those who are involved and where they may be hiding,”

The NUPENG president argued that the current democracy, whatever might be its shortcomings, was a collective struggle by all patriotic Nigerians.

He said that the union had the hope that the democracy had come to stay and could no longer be threatened or usurped by military coup d’etat under any guise.

Akporeha said that the removal of a democratic government through the barrel of a gun was no longer acceptable or justifiable anywhere in the world and that Nigeria could not be an exception.

“Moreover, brutality can never solve any problem but will only complicate the situation and set back the progress of democratic societies,” he warned.


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.