We are not involved in insurrection plans – Labour Party

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Yunusa Tanko, spokesman for the Labour Party (LP), stated on Thursday that the party is not involved in any insurrection plan.

The Department of State Services (DSS) issued a warning on Wednesday about a plot to derail the democratic process and install an interim government.

The agency’s spokesman, Peter Afunanya, in a statement said that the secret police has identified some key players in the plan.

However, in his reaction to the development, the Labour Party’s spokesman said the party is not plotting any insurrection, describing the development as a conspiracy against the state.

“We are not part of any insurrection plans whatsoever,” he said on Channels TV Lunch Time Politics on Thursday.

“But what I am saying is that we would protect the interest of Nigerians based on the provisions of the law, which provides that where you are hurting, you have the right to protest and that you would do so with the defence and protection of the Nigerian security apparatus.

“That is what we would do but we would not support any insurrection in any way.”