Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), stated that the presidential inauguration on May 29 is sacrosanct.
This was mentioned by the police chief during a briefing for new officers in Abuja on Monday.
The IGP warned political groups planning to cause unrest at the presidential inauguration on May 29 to stay away.
He said that the military, along with other security forces, would do all possible to protect democracy.
He stated, “Following the successful conclusion of the 2023 General elections, it has been observed that some major political actors that the outcome did not favour, have been issuing public threats that are directed at instigating actions to frustrate the Presidential inauguration ceremony on 29th May, 2023.
“The Nigeria Police and the national intelligence community have been closely monitoring the activities of these political elites as well as other elements who have formed themselves into unpatriotic brands whose only fantasy, in recent times, is to subvert our national security interests.
“In so doing, they seem to be bent on deploying extra-judicial and undemocratic means to truncate our democratic heritage in advancement of their narrow personal political considerations”.
He said the beauty of democracy lies not just in the freedom of the citizens to freely exercise their franchise within the electoral cycle:
“It is also hinged on the right of aggrieved political actors to submit grievances on the electoral outcome to the judicial process for consideration,” he added.