The All Progressives Congress, APC, has alleged that opposition parties have resorted to instigating unsuspecting youths to protests following the protest that rocked Minna, the capital of Niger State, and Kano State on Monday over the hardship in the country.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, in a statement issued on Tuesday, maintained that the protests in Minna and Kano on Monday were the manifestation of the plot.
He said it was part of desperation to portray the ruling party as underperforming.
“In its arrant desperation to portray the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration as under-performing, opposition parties have resorted to instigating unsuspecting young people to protests in the streets of some major cities.
“The protests in Minna and Kano on Monday were the manifestation of this devious and unpatriotic plot. That the protests happened simultaneously in both cities is not coincidental.
“It bears a bold stamp of an orchestrated and coordinated effort to instigate unrest and undermine the government. This mercenary opposition tactic is a clear and present threat to public peace and national security,” he said.
Morka, while saying the ruling party recognises the right of citizens to engage in peaceful protest, urged the people to be vigilant and not lend themselves to the opposition to promote social strife by its incendiary rhetoric and manipulative plots.
He noted that the President Bola Tinubu-led administration was solidly committed to doing everything in its power to mitigate the transient pains of important reforms crucial to economic recovery and sustainable prosperity for all Nigerians.
The spokesperson said it behoves on all as good citizens to stand fast with the government in this noble stride.
He stressed that in due time, these policy reforms will yield enduring beneficial transformation of the material conditions of life in the country.
He implored Nigerians to shun attempts by opposition elements to destabilise the country for their political gains.