Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has stated the need for citizens to aid the Department of State Services (DSS) in thwarting plans for an interim government.
On Wednesday, the covert security agency revealed an alleged plot by "some key players" to put in place an interim government in order to stop the President-elect, Bola Tinubu from being sworn in.
Reacting to it, Fani-Kayode released a statement via his official Twitter handle titled 'ARREST THE REBELS AND TREASONABLE SUBVERSIVES!', saying that they have issued warnings on such plans were but not taken seriously.
According to him, the signs are now obvious, pointing to the fact that something evil is afoot.
Fani-Kayode expressed joy at DSS being alive to their duties and added that the notice is to let citizens know that they intend to take measures and move against the masterminds of the plot.
While calling on democrats to speak out in support of DSS, the former minister said it was time to stop feigning ignorance and desist from sitting on the fence.
"Last Tuesday I was sent a video of an angry crowd of members of the opposition violently marching through the streets of our nations capital Abuja, loudly chanting and proclaiming that the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, was nothing but "a thief" and that the inauguration of our President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, which is scheduled to hold on May 29th must not be allowed to proceed.
"As if that were not bad enough, later on the same day I was sent another video which showed the same members of the opposition protesting at the gates of Defence Headquarters in Abuja and loudly calling on the military to take over power in our country.
"Assuming these videos are authentic these acts are not only outrageous, subversive and dangerous but they are also acts of treason, rebellion and insurrection.
"We have warned about these sinister plots and plans for months and well before the presidential elections but no one took us seriously and it was to no avail.
"Now the signs are obvious and ominous and it is clear that there is something evil afoot.
"It is heartwarming and encouraging that the DSS, as alive to their duties as ever, finally issued a statement yesterday in which they vindicated us.
"They confirmed the fact that there were some elements within the political class that were planning to use violence to impose an Interim National Government and went on to not only warn those that seek to implement this hidden agenda but also to assure those of us that are against it that they would take strong measures and move against them.
"This is vital in order for us to protect and save our democracy from those that seek to truncate it and establish an unconstitutional form of Government in its stead.
"It is incumbent upon us all as democrats to speak out in support of the DSS and to help them thwart the evil plans of the unscrupulous conspirators, dangerous plotters, unpatriotic elements and fascistic forces that want to topple our Government and abort the democratic process.
"Those of us that are politicians and that still believe in democracy must stop being lazy, cowardly, undiscerning, insensitive and complacent in the face of this challenge.
"We must appreciate the fact that there is a major play going in on the background and it is not yet uhuru.
"We must stop pretending that we do not know what is going on and we must desist from sitting on the fence and hedging our bets.
"We must rise to the occasion that this challenge and very real danger and threat present and we must defend and preserve democracy by resisting the forces of chaos, anarchy and tyranny", part of the statement reads.
ARREST THE REBELS AND TREASONABLE SUBVERSIVES!— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) March 30, 2023
Last Tuesday I was sent a video of an angry crowd of members of the opposition violently marching through the streets of our nations capital Abuja, loudly chanting and proclaiming that the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu,… pic.twitter.com/4VmOj23rG7
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