The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest and prosecute those involved in the plan to impose an interim government.
There are claims that some elements are planning to halt the swearing-in of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
The Governors expressed their commitment to continue in the defence of Nigeria’s democracy as elected leaders.
The Chairman of NGF and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, in a statement on Friday at the end of the 4th meeting of the Governors, warned the DSS against issuing statements without arrest as that amounts to heating the polity.
Tambuwal said, “The Forum deliberated extensively on the alleged plot by some unscrupulous elements to install an interim government, as contained in the recent statement issued by the Department for State Services (DSS). Governors condemned in the strongest terms, any unconstitutional means of regime change and pledged their commitment to continue to defend Nigeria’s democracy as elected leaders.
In addition, the Forum believes that issuing statements without arrests is akin to heating up the polity and causing unwarranted tension in the country. It called on the DSS to do its job by immediately arresting and prosecuting all those involved in the plot as a matter of urgency.”