The Federal Government, on Friday, debunked the claim in certain quarters that a Presidency cabal was working towards an Interim National Government (ING).
The Presidency has said that it is only politicians that are afraid of losing elections that are accusing President Buhari of planning to truncate the democracy and handover to an interim government.
In a statement titled ‘’Stop the joke about interim government, elections will hold,” and released by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Presidency warned those peddling such information which it said was meant to incite Nigerians against the federal government to desist from it, as President Buhari is determined to ensure that elections with Nigerians free to vote the candidate of their choice.
“Let us clearly, specifically and emphatically state that there is absolutely no truth to the claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is working towards an interim government or even worse, the truncation of democracy – democracy that he has helped to keep alive not only here at home, in West Africa but throughout the continent,” Mr Shehu wrote.
Mr Shehu further stated that, “The talk of interim government and truncation of democracy is way off the mark. Those who peddle it stand to gain nothing- nothing at all -but the creation of panic & the incitement of the public against the federal government.
“It is another dangerous dimension by people who are afraid that they may lose their elections.”
Mr Shehu also stated that President Buhari remains in support of the presidential ambition of Mr Tinubu.