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Fayose "DSS raid in Akwa Ibom is anti-democracy," Ekiti State governor says

“No doubt, the DSS Director-General is acting out a sinister script of taking over the PDP-controlled states in the South-South and South East by whatever means.

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. play

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.

(Daily Times)

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the raid of the Akwa Ibom Government House by the armed men of Department of State Services.

Read: DSS uncovers arms in government house raid

In a statement credited to the governor, by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, Fayose claimed that the manner the DSS ransacked, intimidated and harassed the occupants, all in the name of searching for bomb and documents, was “strange and anti-democracy.”

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Ayo Fayose.

(Today)

 

In his words, “Interestingly, the DSS under Alhaji Lawal Daura that has turned Akwa Ibom State and other states into centre of its draconian operations has not deemed it necessary to invite for questioning, the Yobe State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Abu Zarma, in whose bank account N15m alleged to be a bribe was found.

Read: Governor begs Buhari to save him from impeachment

“From the barbaric act of the DSS and other actions under Alhaji Lawal Daura in the last few weeks, one can conclude that Daura is taking Nigeria back to the 1984 era of Gen. Mohammadu Buhari and this is unfortunate.

“No doubt, the DSS Director-General is acting out a sinister script of taking over the PDP-controlled states in the South-South and South East by whatever means.

“Daura’s actions as the DG DSS are regrettable, unfortunate, condemnable and unacceptable because he has come to symbolise dictatorship, which democracy abhors.

“As for me, I will continue to talk because Nigeria belongs to all of us. Nigeria is not a banana republic that can be ruled anyhow by anyone and Daura should know that this reign of brute force over constitutional democracy will fail,” the governor said.

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