The presidency has alleged that there is an ongoing plot by some Nigerians, working with foreign elements, to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in the statement on Tuesday said the Department of State Services alerted the presidency on the intelligence gathered that there are sinister moves by misguided elements to wreak havoc on the government, sovereignty and corporate existence of the country.

Adesina noted that according to the claims, the disruptive elements plan to create a situation whereby a vote of no confidence would be passed on Buhari.

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Giving further insights, the presidential spokesman stated that these individuals who they identified to be politicians, religious leaders and ethnic groups aim to undermine the nation’s sovereignty but added that the government will never allow such to happen even if some unruly feathers would be ruffled in the process.

“Further unimpeachable evidence shows that these disruptive elements are now recruiting the leadership of some ethnic groups and politicians round the country, with the intention of convening some sort of conference, where a vote of no confidence would be passed on the President, thus throwing the land into further turmoil,” the statement partly read.

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“The caterwauling, in recent times, by these elements, is to prepare the grounds adequately for their ignoble intentions, which are designed to cause further grief for the country.

“The agent provocateurs hope to achieve through artifice and sleight of hands, what they failed to do through the ballot box in the 2019 elections.

“Nigerians have opted for democratic rule, and the only acceptable way to change a democratically elected government is through elections, which hold at prescribed times in the country. Any other way is patently illegal and even treasonable. Of course, such would attract the necessary consequences.

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“These discredited individuals and groups are also in cahoots with external forces to cause maximum damage in their own country. But the Presidency, already vested with mandate and authority by Nigerians till 2023, pledges to keep the country together, even if some unruly feathers would be ruffled in the process.”

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