A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has alleged that there is a ploy to foist an Interim National Government (ING) on the country so that security agencies can arrest the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar before the May 29 hand over date.
Rant HQ recalls that on Wednesday the Department Of State Service had accused some individuals of plotting to subvert democracy by forcing the emplacement of an ING on the country.
However, Frank, while reacting to the DSS claims, insisted that there is more to the information.
According to him, the alarm by the DSS is meant to serve as a reason to arrest those protesting against the 2023 elections and to massively arrest opposition politicians in the country.
He said: “The DSS purported intelligence is fake. It is a plot to crackdown on protesters and arrest opposition political leaders before May 29.
“We have credible information that the DSS issued the statement in preparation for its planned disruption of ongoing protest by Nigerians who are demonstrating peacefully to demand for justice and the restoration of their stolen mandate.”
Speaking further, Frank noted that the DSS ought to have used the same intelligence to stop the abuse and killing of Nigerians by terrorist groups over the years.
He said: “Where was their intelligence when the Independent National Electoral Commission and Mahmood Yakubu were compromised to rig the 2023 general election?
“Nigerians have been under siege by bandits, kidnappers and terrorists for a long time now, but the DSS never gave intelligence to foil kidnapping, heinous attacks, maiming and killings of innocent Nigerians.
“The only time you see the DSS coming up to talk about intelligence is whenever Nigerians are preparing to either protest against obnoxious government policies, rules, human rights abuses or carrying out lawful political activities.
“The DSS must stop this method of intimidating Nigerians, especially politicians, whenever they want to exercise their constitutional rights.
“On the contrary, let them name the purported politicians involved in the plot. Their real intent is to clampdown on protesters and arrest Atiku and Obi before May 29. Nothing more.
“In fact, we dare the DSS or any other security outfit in the country to arrest Atiku and Obi before May 29 and see the wrath of Nigerians.”
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