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‘Nothing wrong using legal means to stop Tinubu’s inauguration’

 

The alarm raised by the Department of State Services (DSS) on alleged plot to foist an interim government on Nigeria  Thursday elicited reaction of civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA).


According to the rights group there was nothing wrong in applying legal means to stop the inauguration of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29, 2023 because the February 25, 2023 election that produced him is still being actively challenged in court by leading candidates in the poll.


HURIWA, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said the so-called alarm raised by the DSS on Wednesday that some politicians are plotting an interim government should not be used as an obstacle to stop the petitions filed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).


The DSS warning followed a petition by the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo that the DSS invite Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, over their rejection of Tinubu as the President-Elect.


Similarly, Atiku 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.


HURIWA’s Onwubiko said, “The Department of State Services should not rope in powerful opposition forces such as Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar with a view to finding some frivolous charges to hang on their necks to frustrate their formidable petitions against the outcome of the February 25 presidential poll.


“The DSS must work for all of Nigeria and not work as errand boys of Tinubu and his allies who only recently made claims that some persons want to stop his swearing in. By the way, there is nothing wrong is applying legal means to stop his inauguration because the election is being actively challenged. Nothing should be used as obstacles to obstruct Obi and Atiku’s petitions.


“The DSS should go after arm smugglers, kidnappers, bandits and terrorists and leave politicking for politicians.”


 

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