With barely two weeks to the swearing-in ceremony of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the 16th Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, veteran journalist, and Public Affairs Commentator, Jimi Disu has come out to accuse security agencies of creating palpable tension among citizens as May 29 draws nearer.
While reacting to the recent statement made by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali vowing not to allow subversive elements and aggrieved politicians to scuttle the handover ceremony, Disu urged security agencies to go after suspects rather than making public statements that will further heat the polity and instill fear among Nigerians.
According to the veteran journalist, May 29 should be a day of joy that every Nigerian should be looking forward to and not the other way around.
He said; "All this hyping is unnecessary. If the police know that some politicians are planning something, why don't they move in and do their jobs, and let us who these people are? Maybe the security agencies think that statements like this will scare those who have evil intentions toward the swearing-in ceremony. But those who have evil intentions also know the settings and how these things work, so making public statements like this is not going to stop them. Rather, what it does is that it frightens the citizens.
Also, it gives the image abroad that the President-elect that is about to be sworn in is not accepted by the people. With all these warnings from the military, police, and DSS, that day is supposed to be a joyous day for God's sake. Who are these subversive elements that are planning to scuttle the handover ceremony? Shouldn't the security agencies tell us who they are? They should do their jobs and stop frightening people."
SOURCE: YouTube (Forward video to 14:58).
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