We Are Not Part Of Plans To Install Interim Govt – Labour Party Replies DSS
The Labour Party (LP) on Thursday declared that the party and its members would never be a part of any insurrection plans in the country.
The Labour Party spokesperson, Yunusa Tanko made the submission during an interview on Channels Television’s Lunch Time Politics.
He however added that the party would protect the interest of Nigerians as touching the outcome of the 2023 presidential elections but would do so without going against the provisions of the law.
“We are not part of any insurrection plans whatsoever,” he said.
“But what I am saying is that we would protect the interest of Nigerian people based on the provisions of the law which provides that where you are hurting, you have the right to protest and that you would do so with the defence and protection of the Nigerian security apparatus. That is what we would do but we would not support any insurrection in any way,” the LP candidate added.
Tanko spoke against the background of the alarm raised on Wednesday by the Department of State Services (DSS) over a plot by some politicians to scuttle Nigeria’s democracy and install an interim government.
But the LP spokesperson told the agency to count the party out of such plans.
He also accused the DSS and other security agencies of not protecting the interest of the Nigerian state during the 2023 elections, claiming some of the party’s supporters were disenfranchised in parts of the country.
“The DSS and the security agencies should come out and protect us even if we are on the streets protesting,” he added, maintaining that the Labour Party is not mobilising people to come out on the streets to fight.
“We are ready to follow the rules and laws of the democratic setting,” he submitted.