A message has been sent to those advocating for an interim government for the country. The message was sent by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ). According to the DHQ, those calling for interim national government were being ‘mischievous’. It consequently warned the proponents of the idea against unconstitutional venture.
This was disclosed by the director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, at a press briefing.
He said INEC had conducted elections and declared a president-elect which the military recognises.
He said: “On the issue of interim government, it is rather unfortunate, an election has been conducted and INEC who is mandated has announced a president-elect, it is not our responsibility to speak on that issue but I know that several calls have been made from the presidency that there is nothing like interim national government.
So I think people were just trying to be mischievous. It is unconstitutional and all of us know that, the constitution does not provide for an interim national government and that is the point the Presidency has been hammering and that is our stand because that is what the constitution says, it is unconstitutional. So, anything unconstitutional as far as I’m concerned, it is not applicable.”