Nigeria's Secret Police Eye Potential Threat to Democratic Rule

Supporters of Nigeria's ruling party are calling on the Department of State Services (DSS) to name the politicians who the DSS says are plotting to set up an interim government to prevent the handover of power to president-elect Bola Tinubu.

The secret police warned that some Nigerian politicians were plotting to institute an interim government ahead of May 29 when President Muhammadu Buhari is due to hand over power. The opposition parties have rejected the outcome of the February presidential election in which Tinubu was declared the winner, and both have challenged the result in court.

The ruling party's national publicity secretary voiced support for the DSS and said that the DSS would do everything within its authority to keep the peace in Nigeria.


A screenshot of a Department of State Services press release, issued on March 29, 2023.

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