The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu on Monday said there is no room for coup plotters in the country, adding that any attempt to truncate democracy will be resisted.
Tinubu gave the warning at the Lagos Assembly Special Parliamentary Session to celebrate Lagos at 50, Second Anniversary of the 8th Assembly and official inauguration of L-Shaped Assembly Complex.
The army had, in a statement on May 16, warned all its officers and soldiers to steer clear of politics or have themselves to blame.
Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the army spokesman, had said in the statement that the warning followed information received by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai that, “some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons.”
“On the basis of that, the army chief, has warned such persons to desist from these acts. He also reminded them that Nigerian army is a thorough professional, disciplined, loyal and apolitical institution that has clear constitutional roles and responsibilities,” the statement read in part.
Buratai, according to the statement, had advised military personnel, who were interested in politics, “to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith.”
Tinubu, speaking on the issue, reiterated that any attempt to truncate democratic rule in the country would be resisted.
“Coup plotters would find no fertile ground to plant their seed in the land. Whatever they want to sell is a bad product, we are going to reject it, we are going to resist it. They should not try it,” he said.