Stop talk of ING, or else…. –GEJ
President Goodluck Jonathan has again reiterated that any talk that his government is planning for an Interim National Government (ING) is treasonable, and that government will deal decisively with anybody who mentions it again.
He stated that government should not be accused of witch haunting anyone who is arrested on the issue as he has forewarned those broaching the issue, adding that it is alien to the Nigerian constitution.
The president gave the warning in Daura, Katsina State when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar.
He said, “Let me use this opportunity to make a statement again because sometimes I read in the papers of people talking about interim government.
“Even yesterday (Friday), some people were making pronouncements that some people are planning interim government.
“And I will say that anybody who is planning or who is linked to anything that has to do with interim government must be dealt with according to the law. It is treasonable and government will not allow it.
“So, if people are arrested and being prosecuted, people should not say government is haunting people.
“There is no reason why people should talk about interim government that is not known to our constitution. It is treasonable and I will advise Nigerians to keep away from it.”
Noting that elections must hold as scheduled, the President said, “Elections are coming on March 28 as scheduled by INEC and on April 11 for governors and state assemblies as scheduled by INEC.
“Nigerians should prepare to go and vote for those we believe that can run the affairs of the country at the state level and the federal level”.
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