Sunday, 2 September 2018


A Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed has revealed that some of President Buhari’s relatives are planning to convince him to recall the sacked Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura.

Daura was sacked by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who stood in for Buhari, while he was away on a 10-day working vacation.

Osinbajo sacked Daura following the siege laid on the National Assembly by operatives of the DSS, based on allegations of highhandedness and carrying out actions without the approval and knowledge of the Commander-in-Chief, notably the siege on the National Assembly.

The associates of former DG DSS claimed that Daura was neither given query over any issue nor indicted on his handling of affairs of the service until his sack.

Daura insisted that he took all actions in national interest through a collective responsibility, including involvement of principal officers of sister agencies even though he did not disclose who authorised the siege on the National Assembly (NASS).

It was reported that when he was invited by the then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the security briefing, he quickly rushed out and left some of his personal belonging including phones in the office. He noted that when he was whisked away and eventually sacked, he did not know his offence.

Mohammed, while speaking in an interview with Punch, said:

“There is an ethnic attempt by those who are related to Buhari, who are from Daura, who must be related to Lawan Daura, who now want to travel to the United Kingdom to ask Buhari to reverse himself and virtually bring back Lawan Daura and then sack the National Security Adviser who was supposed to be Lawan Daura’s boss but who he never respected and who he was not even in speaking terms with.

“You can see that the whole thing now is becoming a typical Nigerian football game where everybody kicks it the way he likes. It is very unfortunate and it is more or less heading towards a climax of the kind of Presidency we chose for ourselves in 2015 and the kind of situation Nigeria now finds itself.”

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wonders shall never end


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