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Disgruntled elements setting the stage for military coup, Buhari’s aide, Adesina, echoes DSS

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Femi Adesina, the Special Asistant to Preaident Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity has claimed that disgruntled Nigerians are setting the stage to “compel a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership”.

He echoed the submission of the Department of State Securities (DSS) which had also earlier alluded to the same thing.

Adesina in a statement released on Tuesday, said the moves “Championed by some disgruntled religious and past political leaders, the intention is to eventually throw the country into a tailspin, which would compel a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership”.

Although Adesina did not mentioned names in the statement”, he maintained that the “discredited individuals and groups” were also in cahoots with “external forces to cause maximum damage” in the country.

The statement read: “The Department of State Services (DSS), on Sunday alerted on sinister moves by misguided elements to wreak havoc on the government, sovereignty and corporate existence of the country.

“Championed by some disgruntled religious and past political leaders, the intention is to eventually throw the country into a tailspin, which would compel a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership.

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“Further unimpeachable evidence shows that these disruptive elements are now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians around 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.

“Nigerians have opted for democratic rule, and the only acceptable 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.

“These discredited individuals and groups are also in cahoots with external forces to cause maximum damage in their own 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.”

Meanwhile, the Buhari administration had come under criticism by many Nigerians including some of his erstwhile backers over the worsening insecurity in the country.

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