The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the newly appointed Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, has links to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP has asked that the President immediately remove the Director General of the DSS on these grounds. Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus said after a National Working Commitee meeting; “The NWC brings the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari to some disturbing development in the polity which, if not nipped in the bud, might significantly affect our democracy and stability as a nation negatively, and that is the growing and unwarranted intrusion of some overzealous security operatives on issues bordering purely on politics.
“In particular, the NWC wishes to draw the attention of the President to the continued intimidation, harassment as well as the hounding, arrest and detention of electoral officers and members of election tribunals by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and other PDP states.
“The NWC notes that this unfortunate development has been the case since the appointment of the new Director General of the DSS, Alhaji Lawal Musa Daura, whom we learnt was a critical intelligence stakeholder of the APC as a card-carrying member of that party during the campaigns. This is ungodly and unacceptable.
“We do hope that in his new job, the Director General of DSS is not mixing issues on the APC presidential candidate and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, hence the need for Mr. President to rein him in as the development is capable of eroding the cherished independence of the judiciary and the electoral commission, a sine qua non, for a virile democracy, which guarantees our unity and stability as a nation.