Abuja – The Department of State Service warned on Saturday that there were plots by some elements to stoke nationwide violence that could disrupt peace, law and order in the land.
But,the DSS quickly warned those behind the evil plan to abandon their plot or be dealt with in accordance with the laws of Nigeria.
The alarm was contained in a statement made available to media houses by the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya.
The statement said: “The Service hereby warns those desperate to cause a breakdown of law and order to desist from that.
“It is evident that some aggrieved politicians are already taking advantage of this legal process.
“This, without a doubt, is the beauty of democracy. It is strongly believed that this approach enhances peace and security. All and sundry should cherish it.
“Be that as it may, the DSS will not tolerate a situation where persons and/or groups take laws into their hands and champion anarchy.
“Those peddling fake news, hate speech and all forms of false narratives as basis to ignite violence or pit the people against the present or incoming administrations, at the Federal, State and Parliamentary levels, should stop forthwith.
“Those inciting violence have nothing to gain as doing so will not only consume them but also the innocent.
“It is otherwise disturbing to see respected personalities use their platforms to mislead or incite citizens.
“This, to say the least, does not augur well for peaceful coexistence and general order.
“Therefore, the Service will continue to take necessary measures to checkmate these elements who do not wish the country well.”
Also, the president -elect, Nola Ahmed Tinubu has raised alarm over plan by opposition to truncate democracy.
Tinubu raised the alarm via a statement issued by his Director of Public Affairs Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN on Saturday.
In the statement , the President-Elect noted that those who had taken to the streets protesting against his mandate wanted an Interim National Government.
The statement reads: “We have watched with great concern the condemnable activities of some persons and groups who are desirous of truncating our democracy.
“For reasons best known to them, these persons have remained embittered that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared winner of the 2023 General Elections.
” Repeatedly, but unfortunately, these misguided individuals have called for either the cancellation of the results or that the President-elect should not be inaugurated on the 29th of May, 2023.
“We wish to reiterate and emphasise that these positions are not in tandem with our constitutional provisions or our electoral laws.
“We would have taken these as mere wishful thinking, however, because of their implications for national security and public order, we have therefore considered it necessary, if not expedient, to call them to order.” ,(vitalnewsngr.com)
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