Interim govt: Islamic cleric warns against truncating swearing-in ceremony

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  1. Interim govt: Islamic cleric warns against truncating the swearing-in ceremony

The National Missioner of Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Sheik AbdurRahman Ahmad, has warned against the alleged plot to truncate the swearing-in of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on May 29, saying it would be unwise for anyone to think he can use extrajudicial means to hinder transition process.

The Spokesman for the All Progressives Congress, Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo had earlier cried out over alleged plots by some opposition parties to truncate the transition process.

Recall the DSS also raised the alarm over ongoing plot by some key political players in the country to install an interim government.

The Spokesman for the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya, analysed the means some politicians are planning to carry out their plans, in a statement made available to journalists.

He said the lawbreakers have discussed various options, which include, sponsoring endless violent mass protests in major cities to warrant a declaration of State of Emergency. Again, the service said they are planning to obtain frivolous court injunctions to hinder the inauguration of new executive administrations and legislative houses at the Federal and State levels.

Reacting, the cleric said at the annual Ramadan lecture of the Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria in Lagos, such a move would create disunity and undermine the peace of the country.

He said, “It will be unwise for anyone to think they can use extrajudicial means to truncate the swearing-in. That will be dangerous because it is at the heart of the unity of this country.

“It is also at the heart of the well-being of the people. If we must have a country, then we must live by the constitution.”