Coup Alarm: Presidency has slipped into panic mode

Analysing the statement by the Presidency, an Associate Professor of Political Sociology, University of Abuja, Dr Abubakar Umar Kari, said the Buhari administration appeared totally out of depth and confused.

Kari told Daily Trust that it is either the Buhari Presidency had slipped into the panic mode or the whole thing was aimed to pre-empt those who might be nursing the idea of bringing down the government.

“The level of public angst is unprecedented. Nigerians are generally outraged that armed non-state actors are having a field day killing, maiming and terrorising the citizenry almost unchallenged.

“On the other hand, the opposition and those who have never been beholden to the government have been latching on this to pile more pressure on the administration through endless fault-finding, criticisms and condemnations, some of which are delivered in tone and manner that can actually be unsettling and even downright treasonous.”

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dayo Akinlaja, said there was nothing unconstitutional in political leaders coming together to pass a vote of no confidence in any government.

“It is still part of the constitutionally sanctioned right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to hold opinions,” he said.

He, however, cautioned that whatever conference that would be called by the so-called political leaders should be with the aim to deescalate rather than escalate the situation on ground.



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