The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called for the arrest and prosecution of anyone or group canvassing for an interim government in the country.
The sociocultural group added that Nigerians would resist any attempt by individuals or groups to foist an illegal interim government on the country.
The Chairman, Kwara State chapter of ACF, Dr Mohammed Ghali Alaaya, made the position of the organisation known during an interview with newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital.
Alaaya said: “Anybody, no matter how highly placed, advocating or supporting interim government under any guise will be met with the strongest of opposition. I can assure you that Nigerians are too loud in that direction.
“Anybody who does that should be arrested and prosecuted for treason; because that is the height of insubordination against the country. Nobody will accept this. I trust my northern people.
“I trust that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and other All Progressives governors that led the campaign for power to shift to the South will be pleased that the country remains one despite contrary permutations from some quarters.
“The northern governors when they spoke for power to shift to the South did so bearing in mind the troubles and expectations of Nigerians. The decision was predicated on good intentions. Everybody fell in love with that decision.
“The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu won the February 25, 2023 election in 30 out of the 36 states of the federation and most of the votes were even got from the north. It is even very surprising that anybody would contest election and win in other regions other than his own to that extent. Nigerians have spoken and we have spoken loudly. It will be so sad for anybody now to say that President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu should not be sworn in.”