The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba has said that the swearing-in of President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29 is sacrosanct.
He made the declaration on Monday, 15th of May 2023 while addressing the press in Abuja.
The IGP, who said those making threats regarding the inauguration of Tinubu are unpatriotic, assured of the police force’s readiness to defend Nigeria’s democracy.
Baba said the national intelligence community had been closely monitoring the activities of political elites and other elements ‘fantasising’ about subverting national security interests.
He added; “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.
“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.
The police chief condemned any “extra-judicial and undemocratic means to truncate our democratic heritage” and noted that aggrieved political actors have the right to submit “grievances on the electoral outcome to the judicial process for consideration”.