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Prosecute those plotting interim govt, ACF tells DSS


THE Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest and prosecute those involved in the plot to install an interim government.

The Forum described the alleged plot to install an interim government as “the height of unpatriotism in the country.”

The chairman of the Kwara State chapter of ACF, Dr Mohammed Ghali-Alaaya, said this to journalists at the Annual Weekend Ramadan Lecture of the Kwara State Television Authority in Ilorin on Saturday.

ICIR had reported that the DSS said it was in possession of intelligence that a group of people were planning to install an interim government to truncate the just concluded presidential election results.

Addressing this, Ghali-Alaaya said those canvassing an interim government were yet to come to terms with the reality of that choice.

He noted that the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, pulling majority votes from the North reflected the region’s commitment to power rotation.

    “The Northern governors, when they spoke, they did so, bearing in mind that the trouble and expectation of this country is so clear, that governance must shift from the North to the South. That is not far-fetched. There have been insinuations that Nigeria will break up and everybody is afraid in the country.

    “That decision (power shift) was made purely on a very good platform. They (governors) had a very good intention and everybody fell in love with that decision. We have seen that since 2019, and you can see the preparation of the people, including those in the diaspora. Every stakeholder in this country wanted the governance to shift from the North to the South, so that this country will remain.

    “It is very fortunate that in the beginning of the elections, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu won in the primary. It is marvellous and a clean slate, which was unexpected. I think everybody should be convinced that when the real election came, this man (Tinubu) won convincingly, and most of the votes he garnered were even from the North.

    “It is shocking that anybody will contest elections and win in regions other than his own – to that extent – so comfortably,” the ACF leader said.

    Beloved John is an investigative reporter with International Centre for Investigative Reporting.

    You can reach her via: [email protected]

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