The Federal Government of Nigeria has insisted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is plotting to sabotage the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The government further alleges that it has credible evidence to back up its claim.
“As you are aware, a few days ago we raised the alarm that either by themselves or via their proxies, the PDP and its presidential candidate are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari Administration,” Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, said on Saturday at his hometown in Oro, Kwara State.
“Our interventions are based on credible evidence, and no government with the kind of evidence that we have, of plans to subvert the power of the state, attack the nation’s economic live wire and generally unleash mayhem on the polity, will keep quiet.
“The security agencies are all alert to their responsibilities and will not sit by and allow anyone to reverse the gains of our democracy under any guise,” he added.
He further stated that similar revelation had been made by the military.
Naija Buzz had few days ago reported that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen.Tukur Buratai, in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, said that politicians who lost election were responsible for the spate of killings in the country.
Mr. Lai however noted that the President Buhari’s government would remain focused and not be distracted.
He also called on Nigerians to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.
“I make this request against the background of those who are daily plotting to exploit our national fault lines of religion and ethnicity.
“Those who masquerade as democrats but can’t take electoral defeat, those who will not hesitate to collude with anti-democratic forces and dead-enders to fan the embers of violence in the country. Those who have elevated their personal ambition over and above our survival as a nation,” he said.