A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Demola Olanrewaju, has questioned the motivation behind the nation’s secret police’s warning against resentful politicians obtaining court injunctions from the courts amid ongoing discussion surrounding the Department of State Services (DSS) statement on a purported plot by some individuals to install an interim government before May 29.
Remember that the DSS recently reported that certain people intended to delay the swearing-in of the new government by obtaining “frivolous” injunctions and rulings from the judiciary in a statement sent via its Twitter account…… CONTINUE READING
The Special Assistant to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Digital Media, Olanrewaju, however, insisted that the DSS clarify what it meant by applying the word “frivolous” to court decisions and injunctions obtained by opposition parties during an interview on Africa Independent Television’s “Kaakaki” program on Friday.
“The DSS is saying that an interim government is being planned without actually mentioning the names of those behind the supposed plot. And when we look at that aspect of the statement where it talked about frivolous judgments, if, tomorrow, the election tribunal or the Supreme Court rules that this person should not be sworn in or that INEC should conduct another election, is the DSS saying it will ignore that order?
That reference to frivolous judgment sounds like a warning to the judiciary. It’s as if the DSS is warning the judiciary not to tamper with what has been done for Bola Ahmed Tinubu by INEC. And in any case, while it is true that by the declaration of INEC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu won the election by a single majority. But we should remember that the absolute majority did not vote for him. So, it is clear that the majority of the Nigerian people are not happy with his presidency.”