JUST IN: DSS Confirms Plan To Prevent Tinubu’s Inauguration, Outlines Next Steps


The Directorate of State Services (DSS) revealed on Tuesday that it had discovered a number of important players in a scheme to thwart the May 29 transfer of power to a new administration and compel an interim administration in Nigeria.

In a statement made by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, the DSS claimed that the plot by the identified persons was to disregard the constitution, destabilize civil rule, support large-scale protests, and cause an avoidable crisis in order to pave the way for the anticipated temporary government.

The statement also stated that those complicit in the plot intended to acquire baseless judicial injunctions to prevent the inauguration of new executive and legislative branches at the Federal and State levels on May 29.

To guarantee a smooth and successful inauguration on May 29, 2023, as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari to transfer over to a new administration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, the DSS, however, vowed that it will cooperate with all pertinent organizations, people, and groups.

The secret police therefore issued a warning to anyone attempting to derail Nigerian democracy to cease their cunning plans and orchestrations.

Also, it cautioned all relevant parties—including the judiciary, the media, and the civil society—to exercise caution and vigilance to prevent being used as tools to undermine the country’s peace and stability.

The DSS committed to keep up its surveillance and to take swift legal action if required to stop these stupid individuals from achieving their outrageous goals.

Here is the complete declaration.

“The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria. The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis. The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians.

“This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country. The planners, in their many meetings, have weighed various options, which include, among others,to sponsor endless violent mass protests in major cities to warrant a declaration of State of Emergency. Another is to obtain frivolous court injunctions to forestall the inauguration of new executive administrations and legislative houses at the Federal and State levels.

“The DSS supports the President and Commander-in-Chief in his avowed commitment to a hitch-free handover and will assiduously work in this direction. It also supports the Presidential Transition Council and such other related bodies in the States.

“It will collaborate with them and sister security and law enforcement agencies to ensure seamless inaugurations come 29th May, 2023.

“Consequently, the Service strongly warns those organising to thwart democracy in the country to retract from their devious schemes and orchestrations.

“Stakeholders, notably judicial authorities, media and the Civil Society, are enjoined to be watchful and cautious to avoid being used as instruments to subvert peace and stability of the nation.

“While its monitoring continues, the DSS will not hesitate to take decisive and necessary legal steps against these misguided elements to frustrate their obnoxious intentions.”

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