APC Leader, Tinubu, Warns Military Against Coup
National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has strongly warned against any coup attempt to usurp the present administration of President Buhari Muhammadu, saying Nigerians will resist such attempt by the military.
Tinubu made the remarks today, while addressing gathering at the Parliamentary Session at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja, being orgainsed as part of activities in commemoration of Lagos@50 and second anniversary of the 8th Assembly of the Assembly.
According to Tinubu, coup plotters would not get ready supporters, because a lot of people sustained injuries and sacrificed their lives for the country to have its democracy.
Tinubu said: “But amid the celebration, I would be remiss if I failed to sound a caution to us all. This precious thing called democracy that we are now trying to perfect is not guaranteed to us. We must sweat hard yet think wisely if we are to keep it. There will always be some people who want to undermine democracy. These people gain more from government in the dark and by the few than in government in the light and by the many. Just a few days ago we heard a warning that some people were trying to entice the military out of the barracks.
“I want to add my voice to that warning. Those who think they can break the democracy for which so many laboured and which too many sacrificed limb and life, are sorely mistaken. Nigeria has come too far for such a thing.
“You people will find no fertile ground to plant your weeds in Lagos. We will not buy the sad product you are selling. Move on from here I say! Move on from here Lagos says! Move away from it, don’t think about it, we say!”
Also, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the 2015 election in the state, Jimi Agbaje, urged caution over the coup scare. According to him, there is the need to allow the citizens get used to democracy and whatever challenges that are confronting the country, as they could be surmounted with time.
He cautioned those nursing such an ambition of a coup to desist in the interest of peace, progress and unity of the country. “There is no need for any military intervention or unconstitutional government for now since our democracy has fledged for 18 years and we are coping,” Agbaje submitted.
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