All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors have called for the arrest of elements behind the call for an interim government.
The governors said the development is not only treasonable but designed to truncate Nigeria’s democracy.
They charged the Department of State Services (DSS) to initiate the arrest and prosecution of those sponsoring such agitations, because the elements are working to stop the swearing-in of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29.
The Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu made the call in a statement released on Friday.
He said, “The Progressive Governors’ Forum notes the press statement issued by the Department of State Services DSS on the unfortunate, condemnable and treasonable conduct of some undemocratic elements who are agitating for an interim government.
“We condemn such agitations. It is commendable, however, that the Department of State Services exposed the plot, and we call upon them to arrest and prosecute anyone involved.
The governors called on Nigerians to remain vigilant and resist any undemocratic conduct that is capable of undermining Nigeria’s democracy, noting that Nigeria has done well in promoting democracy both internally and elsewhere in Africa.
He added, “It is sad that some unpatriotic elements are nursing the evil plot for the interim government, which will amount to subverting our national democratic progress.
“It is commendable however, that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Transitional Council issued a statement restating the Federal Government’s commitment towards a successful inauguration of a new President on May 29th, 2023.
“Equally, we appreciate the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the transition as well as the support of all security agencies.“