The Presidency has vowed to keep Nigeria in peace, unity and progress if it means ruffling what it called “unruly feathers in the process.”
In a statement today, May 4, reacting to those advocating military take over of government from President Muhammadu Buhari, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina described such people as “discredited individuals and groups.”
He accused them of working in cahoots with external forces to cause maximum damage in the country.
“But the Presidency, already vested with mandate and authority by Nigerians till 2023, pledges to keep the country together, even if some unruly feathers would be ruffled in the process.
“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.”
Adesina said that the sinister moves by some disgruntled religious and past political leaders to throw the country into a tailspin, which would compel a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership will not work.
He argued that “unimpeachable evidence shows that these disruptive elements are now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians round the country, with the intention of convening some sort of conference, where a vote of no confidence would be passed on the President, thus throwing the land into further turmoil.
“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.”