A national rights group, Rising Up for a United Nigeria (RUN) has commended the Department of State Security for its professionalism especially in the areas of intelligence gathering and coordination with sister security agencies which averted plots by some misguided Nigerians intent on disrupting the PEPT judgment.
Recall that RUN had previously raised an alarm, alerting security agencies of plots by the organised labour and other sinister groups to disrupt the proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and bully the judges into siding with their candidates against the dictates of the law.
RUN in a statement signed by its Convener, Amb. Solomon Adodo and widely to journalists at a Press Conference in Abuja, expressed satisfaction with the level of intelligence the DSS was able to gather and the efficient coordination with other security agencies which guaranteed peace during and even after the PEPT pronounced their judgment.
The statement read in part, “the DSS has shown how professional they are in the discharge of their duties. Their ability to heed to early warnings and respond appropriately is the apogee of professionalism. We are grateful that the DSS were scrupulous in gathering intelligence while also heeding our warning and swung into action, frustrating the plans of the enemies and ensuring smooth proceedings that affirmed the mandate Nigerians freely gave President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The group also commended the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu for showing up at the PEPT venue, “to send a clear message to mischief makers that there is zero tolerance for lawlessness and miscreants hiding under civil protests to unleash mayhem on the country for their selfish gains”.
RUN equally lauded Nigeria’s Service Chiefs for their efforts in maintaining the territorial integrity of Nigeria despite the multidimensional challenges that have plagued the country, describing it as patriotic.
According to the statement, “the current Service Chiefs have demonstrated uncommon loyalty and professionalism in the conduct of their duties. The speed with which they have neutralised threats to Nigeria’s territorial integrity deserves a standing ovation. This has sent a clear warning to those hiding under the infamous Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to incite violence that Nigeria is no longer a theatre of violence and destruction. We urge them to sustain the tempo and deal a decisive blow on any and all insurrections within the country in line with the standing orders given them by Mr. President”.
Following the momentous participation of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the just concluded G 20 Summit in India, RUN and Nigeria youths at large are confident that the gains recorded during the all important global event will accelerate Nigeria’s development as the country strives to make lasting impressions on the global arena under the indefatigable leadership of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“From what we are seeing, this is a new vista for the Nigerian youths. President Tinubu has always been pro-youth and with the gains recorded in the just concluded Summit of global leaders of repute where ideas and opportunities were discussed, we are certain increased investments that will directly impact the youths and the country at large”. “In the United Arab Emirates, Mr. President also made significant gains for the country by ensuring that the travel ban on Nigerians was lifted and resumption of flights to Nigeria by Etihad and Emirates. These are major successes that show the President is determined to put the country on the path of accelerated growth and as such he should be given all the support particularly from the youth.” the statement added.