APC, DSS Behind Interim Government Plot – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Department of State Services (DSS) of covertly planning reports of an interim government to subvert the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
Speaking in an interview with This Day on Saturday, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, restated its opposition to an interim government, describing it as unconstitutional.
The PDP spokesperson charged the DSS to work covertly like its counterparts all over the world to unmask the politicians plotting to truncate the swearing-in of a new government on May 29.
Ologunagba argued that the ruling party is working covertly to suggest that the opposition parties are clamoring for an interim government, knowing full well that both the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and the party cannot survive the outcome of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
He said “The entire idea of an interim government is a plot by the APC and the DSS to subvert the outcome of the presidential election tribunal. Why should the PDP be part of it? We know the PDP won the presidential election. We are at the presidential tribunal to prove we won; so, why must we follow all illegal routes?
“As a party of due process and a party that believes in the Constitution of Nigeria, we are in the presidential election tribunal challenging the illegalities that took place on February 25.
“Why should we opt for a short option? Look, the idea of the interim government is the brainchild of the APC, because they knew what they concocted with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); the APC knew that the election is nothing but a sham and therefore cannot stand the test of time.
“This explains its theory of Interim government with the DSS, trying to find a way out of their awful rigging. Have you been reading international journals and newspapers and seeing how Nigeria has become a laughing stock as well as begging serious democratic nations to congratulate Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the president-elect?
“If the presidential election was credible, international communities will on their own congratulate the winner of the election.”
He urged the DSS to stop making unnecessary claims and statements, reminding it that as secret police, it should engage in covert operations to unmask those behind the alleged plot to install an interim government.
“We, in the PDP, will advise them to emulate their counterparts all over the world. They don’t make unnecessary claims and statements. The DSS is a secret police. They undergo covert operations. They are not to be seen, their actions are secrets and are louder than voices.
“We challenge them to arrest and prosecute those politicians with entrenched interest,” he added.