The progress governors under the flagship of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised the security outfit on what to do regarding the agitation for interim government by some powerful people in Nigeria.
The Department of Security Service (DSS) had earlier raised allegations that there are some elements asking for an interim government which would affect the handing over of power to president-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29, 2023.
However, the chairman of progressive governors Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, urged the DSS to arrest and prosecute anyone involved.
In a statement released to the press, part of it said: “The progressive Governors Forum note the press statement issued by the Department of Security Service on the unfortunate, condemnable and treasonable conduct of some undemocratic elements who are agitating for an interim Government. We condemn such agitation. It is commendable, however, that the Department of Security Service exposed the plot, and we call upon them to arrest and prosecute anyone involved.
“It is ironic that after the presidential, National Assembly, Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections in which all the major parties recorded varying successes and disappointments in different constituencies, and with our country being appreciated around the globe, some self-serving individuals are unfortunately seeking to sabotage our democratic progress.
“After a democratic contest, parties are free to exercise the legal right of going to court. Indeed, it was widely reported that the PDP and LP had chosen to go to the Presidential Election Tribunal to challenge the outcome of the presidential election, which was won by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC. Furthermore, in all the 36 states of the Federation, tribunals have also been established to provide an opportunity to those who participated in the various elections but otherwise feeling dissatisfied, to challenge the results.”