Nigeria plunged into chaos as National Assembly is shut down and taken over by DSS
Nigeria, a country known for its rich cultural heritage and vast natural resources, has been plunged into chaos as the Department of State Services (DSS), the country’s intelligence agency, took over the National Assembly, leading to concerns about the state of democracy in the country. This development comes at a crucial time when the country is set to hold its presidential elections in two weeks, on 25 February 2023.
The situation is made even more dire by the fact that the two main parties, which have been embattled and accused of corruption, are unsure of victory as a new labour party candidate, Peter Obi, gained ground in the polls.
Nigeria National Assembly house has been taken over by DSS
What I was thinking about is about to happen!!
Overthrown by the Nigeria prepared Arm forces pic.twitter.com/oMqUiESWgV
— Chief Sasakosa O Igbinosa JP🙏🏿 (@SasakosaChief) February 14, 2023
The DSS’s takeover has sparked fears of an impending dictatorship or state of anarchy, as the country’s democratic institutions have been undermined. The DSS has not yet issued a statement on the matter, leaving many citizens and international observers wondering what their intentions are and what the next steps will be for the country.
There are growing concerns about the safety and security of citizens in the face of this upheaval. Many are calling for a return to normalcy and the rule of law, and for the DSS to relinquish its control of the National Assembly and allow democracy to proceed as planned. It remains to be seen what the outcome of this situation will be, but it is clear that Nigeria is facing a critical moment in its history.
El-Rufai Alleged Plans of Non-state Actors’ Desire for an Interim Government
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, just alleged plans of cabals ahead of the 2023 general elections to install an interim government. According to El-Rufai, some non-state actors desire an interim government as the outcome of the ongoing presidential election process. El-Rufai made these claims in an interview with Premium Times, stating that they plan to subvert a civilian-to-civilian transition after the next presidential election. The Governor added that the cabals are not capable of winning elections and can only hide behind President Buhari to achieve their objectives. These revelations add to the concerns about the state of democracy in Nigeria and what the outcome of the upcoming presidential election will be.
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