Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has expressed that any attempt to change the present government other than the ballot box is treasonable.
He, pointed out that, no reasonable government will tolerate such an attempt.
Keyamo stated this in a two-part tweet on Monday afternoon in what seems to be a reaction to the shooting of former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore.
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Sowore was injured by a tear gas canister fired by a police operative in Abuja.
Reacting to the development, Keyamo wrote, “After long years of turbulent, military govts, Nigerians have agreed to adopt democracy as the best and only form of govt. Any attempt to change a government other than the ballot box or other constitutional means is treasonable no matter how it is packaged in some sentimental jargon.
“All arguments against a govt should be geared towards persuading the citizens to vote against it at the next polls or invoking constitutional provisions through democratic institutions. Any shortcut outside these is an invitation to anarchy and no reasonable govt will tolerate it.”