The Peoples Democratic party(PDP) seems to be settling into the position of opposition in much the same manner it approached governance-boldly and with no recourse to half measures.¨
After a meeting of the PDP’s national working committee, Uche Secondus alleged that the newly appointed Director General of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Daura is a card carrying member of the APC and that this development made it untenable for him to continue as DG of such a sensitive security agency.
The APC through Lai Mohammed issued an immediate rebuttal to the claim and many thought they had seen the last of it. The APC has now called on the PDP to produce evidence that Mr. Daura is a card carrying member of the APC:
In a statement, the APC National Publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed said; ”Possession of an APC membership card by Mr. Daura or evidence of registration as a party member at his ward, local government or state will be the only conclusive evidence of his membership of the party,”
”Until such an evidence is produced, we are sorry we have to tell the PDP to shut up!
The statement further reads; ”PDP has forgotten the saying that he who must come to equity must come with clean hands. When Mr. Mike Okiro chaired the security committee of the PDP campaign in 2011, did that prevent him from being appointed the Chair of the Police Service Commission, which is responsible for issues concerning the welfare, promotion and discipline of all police personnel, in 2013?
”When the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri, was appointed into the Jonathan election committee in 2015, did he resign his appointment as head of the agency or did he automatically become a card-carrying member of the PDP?
”Did retired Col. Kayode Are not become the DG of the DSS despite being a close confidante of Gen. Obasanjo during his electioneering campaign to become President? Was this not under a PDP Federal Government? ”In any case, even in the world’s most advance democracy, United States, was a card-carrying Democrat, Mr. Leon Panetta, not named as head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by President Barack Obama in 2009