Group Warns Against Interim Government, Coup
A GROUP, known as Nigerians United For Democracy (NUD), has warned those planning to install an interim government, or a coup plot to have a change of mind, as the country has had enough of dictatorial regimes.
The convener of the group, Comrade Aluko-Daniel Steve, who stated this yesterday at a press briefing said they are worried that the new election dates are not sacrosanct because the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on his appearance at the Senate, declared that only the Service Chiefs can guarantee that the rescheduled elections will hold.
According to Steve, “for reasons best known to them, the security chiefs have not assured the National Assembly to extract a firm undertaking from the National Security Adviser and the security chiefs that the general elections would not be further postponed or disrupted.
“The undertaking ought to be made publicly by the security chiefs in view of the categorical pronouncement of the Court of Appeal that the armed forces have no role to play in the electoral process. Since all authorities and persons are bound to obey the verdicts of the courts, the President and the security chiefs should demonstrate their commitment to abide by the rule of law by withdrawing soldiers from election duties.”
He added that, “at the same time, the revelations in the audio cassette recorded by an army captain on the role of the military and other government officers and their cohorts in the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State should be investigated without any delay, especially when some of the dramatis personae have admitted their role in the criminal enterprise. We need to prevent a slide into anarchy, we need to take our destiny in our hands; we need to ensure that darkness does not once again descend on our country. We are insisting that nothing must change the new dates of March 28 and April 11.
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