Election Tribunal: The DSS Advises VP’s to Discourage Unrest

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The DSS has released a statement claiming that certain politicians in the country plan to stage a violent protest to discredit the Federal Government and security agencies regarding various socio-economic issues.

The DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, revealed that intelligence reports have indicated that these plotters are mobilizing unsuspecting student leaders, ethnic-based associations, and a disgruntled group for their planned action.

Mr Afunanya also claimed in the report that the DSS had the “ring leaders” of the alleged plot and had kept them under surveillance.

The agency has advised Vice-Chancellors of universities and heads of tertiary institutions to discourage their students from engaging in actions that disrupt public peace.

A similar warning has been sent to parents and guardians to remind them to encourage their children and wards to avoid participating in harmful behaviours or conduct that goes against law and order.

The DSS further “warned those desirous of subverting national security to retrace their steps. This is more so that it will not hesitate to legally come against persons and groups behind the devious plans.”

The DSS has issued a warning ahead of the Nigerian Court of Appeal’s judgment on Wednesday, September 6, regarding the petition before the Presidential Election Tribunal.

Many Nigerians felt let down by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) when they declared Mr Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the winner of the February 25 Presidential election.

This sentiment was especially strong among young people who had planned to protest across the country. However, they were advised against it by Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party.

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