The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has accused a former president of the country as organizing what it termed ‘a sinister plot’ to instigate an uprising to force the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari from office.
The group however warned the unnamed former president and his co-travellers to quickly perish the thought and save the country from avoidable constitutional crisis and civil unrest.
In a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke on Monday, the group lampooned the conspirators for their recourse to unconstitutional means to force the resignation of Buhari, describing it as reckless and anti-Nigeria.
“Our highly reliable security sources have informed us of the determination of the former President to go ahead with a plan to cause disaffection in the country through a planned conference of so-called eminent Nigerians. While the Conference ostensibly aims to review the state of the nation, we can authoritatively confirm that it is actually a premeditated plan to create confusion in the polity by calling President Buhari to resign after a supposed vote of no confidence.
“Our Security sources said the worries over this latest move by the former leader is not so much about the illegality of the planned declaration but the anarchical mindset behind it, especially given the growing resurgence of military putsch in the West African sub-region. Any appearance of national confusion, even if scripted without any basis, could fuel unreasoned confusion.
“We, therefore, call on Nigerians to be wary of manoeuvres by people who are desperate to erode the foundation of our hard-fought democracy to further the agenda of a desperate, bumptious and self-serving group of elites besotted with power to the point that they are ready to throw the country into a contrived pandemonium to remain relevant”.