DSS DG Is An APC Member – PDP #Beekhaybee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has
accused the recently appointed director general
of the Directorate of State Services (DSS),
Lawal Daura, of being a card carrying member
of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP also called on President Muhammadu
Buhari to call Daura to order, and to see to it
that the agency does not dabble into electoral
The PDP said the new director general of the
SSS, Lawal Daura, had been a card carrying
member of the All Progressives Congress, APC,
and must be cautioned.
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In a statement released yesterday by the
National Working Committee (NWC) and seen by
Premium Times, the party wrote;
“The NWC brings to 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 over-zealous security
operatives on issues bordering purely on
“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
“The NWC notes that this unfortunate
development has been the case since the
appointment of the new Director General of the
DSS, 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.”
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Meanwhile, the PDP chapter in Akwa Ibom state
has raised alarm over what they described as
constant harassment of its members by
operatives of DSS at the venue of the state’s
election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.