The Department of State Services (DSS) says the plot to set aside the constitution and install an interim government by “misguided” political actors is real.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Wednesday, vowed that the secret police will use all arsenals at its disposal to frustrate such plot.
The secret police also said some key players in the plot for an interim government in Nigeria have been identified.
The DSS had on Saturday warned politicians to desist from peddling “hate speech” and all forms of “false narratives” to ignite violence or pit citizens against the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the incoming administration of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu.
The secret police warning followed a petition by the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo that the DSS invite the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi; and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, over their rejection of Tinubu as the President-Elect.
Similarly, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar had earlier in March led a protest to the Abuja office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reject the result of the February 25 poll declared by the electoral umpire.
Both Atiku and Obi alleged electoral malpractices in the poll and are in court to challenge the declaration of Tinubu as President-Elect by INEC.
In a follow-up statement on Wednesday, the DSS did not mention any politician but said some key players have been identified in the interim government plot.
The secret police also said the plot being pursued by these “entrenched interests” is not only an aberration but a “mischievous way” to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule, warning that such will plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.