Friday, July 31, 2015

PDP Produces Proof That DG DSS is Linked to APC (PHOTOS)

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Thursday released proof to back its argument that the new Director General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura, is a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) .

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, said, ''First we want to state it very clearly that we stand by the issues as expressed by the National Working Committee and personally presented by the national chairman himself. It is on record that he (Daura) was, although he is related to the president personally, the head of the Intelligence unit of the APC and a member of the APC''.

''The president is at liberty to appoint anybody into any office. Using his discretion. He is the President of Nigeria. He could as well appoint his relation to NNPC, NIMASA, NPA or any other ministry that he deems fit. But there are sensitive positions that by their very nature require people who are independent, swayed away from him – people who are qualified but not tied to him by any nexus or affinity with the president.

''We insist that the president, in making those appointments, should abide by universal conventions and democratic tenets and principles. Where you have to respect by separating yourself from those issues that affects the country. These issues are on the matter of the electoral body which should be seen to be independent. It shouldn’t have anything to do with you. The same thing applied to security issues, as the sentiments and the emotions of the relation will apply in the execution of security matters and would be be-clouded by his sentiments and emotions.

''This is exactly what has happened in Zimbabwe; this is what was obtainable in Libya, where relatives of President Muammar Ghadaffi was appointed as Chief of Army Staff or head of security.  So they visited the people with unknown viciousness not seen. It should not happen in this country''.

See PDP Proof below:

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