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Interim Government Plot: Five Major Points Raised By DSS In Statement




The Department of State Services (DSS), on Tuesday, raised an alarm that some“misguided political actors” are planning to force an Interim Government into power. 

In a statement by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, the DSS disclosed that it has identified some key individuals plotting to scuttle the May 29 handover to a new government.

Naija News reports that an Interim Government is an emergency governmental authority set up to manage a political transition, sometimes in the case of a newly formed country or following the collapse of a previous administration.

Some of the factors that bring about an interim government are wars, and political crises, and when such a provisional government is put in place, the country’s constitution is done away with, and civil rule becomes undermined.

Here are five things we know so far from the statement released by the secret police.

1. Some key players identified

The DSS stated that it has identified some key players in the plot for this proposed Interim Government in Nigeria. Most of the planners are politicians and they have had several meetings to this effect.

2. Ways to force Interim Government

The agency said the identified individuals are planning to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule by planning to sponsor endless violent mass protests in major cities to warrant a declaration of a State of Emergency.

Another way is to obtain frivolous court injunctions to forestall the inauguration of new executive administrations and legislative houses at the Federal and State levels.

3. Message To Stakeholders

The agency said as the plot thickens, stakeholders, notably judicial authorities, the media and the Civil Society have been urged to be watchful and cautious to avoid being used as instruments to subvert peace and stability of the country.

4. Monitoring Ongoing

The service strongly warns those planning the Interim Government move to retract from their devious schemes and orchestrations. It added that it is monitoring developments closely, and will not hesitate to take decisive and necessary legal steps against these misguided elements to frustrate their intentions which is to thwart democracy in the country.

5. Hitch-free Handover

The DSS said it supports President Muhammadu Buhari in his avowed commitment to a hitch-free handover and will assiduously work in this direction.

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The Service also states that it supports the Presidential Transition Council and such other related bodies in the States, adding that it will collaborate with them and sister security and law enforcement agencies to ensure seamless inaugurations come 29th May, 2023.