Tinubu also cautioned the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party LP, Mr. Peter Obi, against taking to the streets while also pursuing their cases in court in a statement by the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) spokesman Festus Keyamo.
The President-elect Tinubu remarked that individuals who have flocked to the streets to protest against his mandate are fixated on establishing an Interim National Government (ING) in the statement released on Saturday in Abuja.
The following is a portion of the statement: “We have observed with great concern the “condemnable” efforts of some individuals and groups that want to stifle our democracy.
“These people have remained irate because Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was named the victor of the 2023 General Elections for reasons that are best known to them. Unfortunately, these ignorant people have repeatedly demanded that either the results be thrown out or that the President-elect not be sworn in on May 29, 2023.
“We want to stress once again that these opinions do not align with either our electoral rules or our constitutional provisions. We would have dismissed these as mere wishful thinking, but given how they might affect public safety and order, we felt it was necessary, if not advantageous, to bring them to order.
“We understand the motivations behind individuals who committed these treasonous and subversive activities. Also, we are aware of individuals complicit in the numerous schemes being developed to undermine democracy in general and the transition specifically. They are obsessed with an interim administration. They have attempted to do so in our nation before, which resulted in catastrophes that could have been avoided for years. They are determined to undermine the incoming administration. Some have openly urged for a military takeover and made treasonous hints. They are fervently trying to stir the populace against the incoming government for these reasons.
“It is confusing to see that those who are opposing the results want to be on the streets and in the courts at the same time. The President-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice-President-inauguration, elect’s on the other hand, should be cut short if such is their aim. It is encouraging to see that the President has started the process for making the swearing-in ceremonies a reality. In this sense, the Presidential Transition Council has maintained its direction and adherence to its mandate with regard to planning a smooth transition.