Former Minister of Aviation and now media aide to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, is expected to tell the Department of State Security (DSS) all that he knows about a military coup which he said was being plotted to subvert democracy in Nigeria.
Fani-Kayode had alleged that some soldiers were plotting a bloody and violent overthrow of the government to forestall a peaceful change of baton in the leadership of Nigeria. He also claimed that the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had met with top military generals to finetune the coup.
Fani-Kayode said that Atiku held a secret meeting with the said generals last week.
Though he did not state where the meeting was held, Fani-Kayode stated that the meeting was part of an agenda to provoke a coup d’etat.
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The Defence Headquarters had, in reacting, denied any such plot while reiterating the loyalty of the Armed Forces to the constitution and the civil authority.
Meanwhile, Fani-Kayode has confirmed receiving the DSS invitation adding that he will honour it.
“Three days ago, on the day that I tweeted about newspaper reports alleging that Atiku was secretly meeting with Army Generals, I received a text message from someone who claimed to be a DSS officer asking me to report to them on a matter of national security.
“Clearly, the DSS were not influenced by Atiku and were simply doing their job by inviting me on a matter that needs explanation and clarification and for a thorough interrogation.
“And, of course, being a responsible and law-abiding citizen, I will present myself before them accordingly.
“I always honour their invitations when properly invited because that is the right and proper thing to do,” FFK said in a statement.