The All Progressives Congress on Thursday warned against any possible attempt to topple the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying Nigerians will defend democracy in the event of any coup.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Burutai, had on Tuesday alleged that some people were approaching soldiers for political reasons and warned the soldiers who might heed the overtures of serious consequences.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in an interview with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, said the APC, being the ruling party at the federal level, initially hesitated to react so as to allow Nigerians respond to it.
He said, “We have hesitated to react so far because we think that the house belongs to us so we wanted to wait for Nigerians to react and Nigerians have reacted.
“If there was any such thing in the offing, I think it is clear to everyone that Nigerians will defend their own democracy.”
The United Kingdom, the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, its Hausa counterpart, the Arewa Consultative Forum, groups and eminent Nigerians had condemned and plan to oust a democratic government in the country.