Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed why the Department of State Services raised alarm over an alleged plot to foist an Interim National Government (ING).
According to him, it is an excuse by the security agencies to arrest the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi, before the May 29.
The DSS had on Wednesday alleged a plot to subvert democracy by forcing the emplacement of an interim government on the country.
Frank in a statement issued Thursday said the security alarm by the agency was meant as an alibi to crack down on peaceful protesters demonstrating against the rigged 2023 presidential election and to massively arrest opposition politicians in the country.
He was of the opinion that the DSS ought to have used the same intelligence to stop the abuse and killing of Nigerians by terrorist groups over the years.
He said: “The DSS’ purported intelligence is fake. It is a plot to crack down on protesters and arrest opposition political leaders before May 29.
“We have credible information that the DSS issued the statement in preparation for its planned disruption of ongoing protest by Nigerians who are demonstrating peacefully to demand justice and the restoration of their stolen mandate.”
He said: “Where was their intelligence when the Independent National Electoral Commission and Mahmood Yakubu were compromised to rig the 2023 general election?”