BREAKING: “It is Now Evident”, FG Reacts to Report on Alleged Plot to Overthrow Tinubu

Feb 27, 2024 | Entertainment, News journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering governance and politics.

FCT, Abuja The federal government of Nigeria on Tuesday, February 27, said a media report of a possible coup attempt was “fake news”.

As reported by Vanguard newspaper, the minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris, in a statement said the report is ‘unequivocally false, and is a heinous act of disinformation’.

The platform had reported that recent suspicions prompted emergency meetings involving the commander of the presidential guard’s brigade, Colonel Adebisi Onasanya; President Bola Tinubu; and the chief of staff (CoS), Femi Gbajabiamila.

However, in a statement by Rabiu Ibrahim, Idris’ media aide, the FG urged the public to ignore the report. The Bola Tinubu-led government stated that the report is aimed at sowing seeds of discord in the country.

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The FG’s statement partly reads:

“It is now evident that some desperate individuals have resorted to publishing fake news to erode public trust in the government and sow the seed of discord in the country.

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“The government will exercise its rights within the laws to contain rogue actions to destabilise national security and the nation’s hard-earned democracy.”

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