PDP Decries DSS’ Siege On Dasuki’s Residence, Warns Against Dictatorship



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THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ‎yesterday condemned what it called the unlawful placement of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) on house arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS).

PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, who spoke with journalists in Abuja, alleged that some operatives of the DSS had refused to allow visitors gain access to Dasuki’s House in Asokoro, Abuja, where he was allegedly being detained.

Meanwhile, the party has urged the Muslim community and all Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr to mark the beginning of a new era of love, righteousness and brotherliness among themselves as commanded by Allah.

The party said, “Nigerians should not loose sight of the deeper significance of the Eid-el-Fitr but strive to bring to bear the blessings, lessons and spiritual re-invigoration from the month-long fasting in all their dealings.”

Metuh said: “I came into Abuja today because I read about the invasion of the house of the former NSA and his detention and house arrest. So, I drove to his house as a personal friend to see him and to find out what is happening. Then about seven or eight security operatives came out and they said that I couldn’t see him because the house is under security watch.

And I asked them, security watch in terms of treason or terrorism? And they said they are not in a position to say. Why I asked this question is that if he is under security watch on account of corruption or any other reason, then it is totally against the constitution of this country because this is a democracy and democratic tenets and principles must apply. The fact is that we deserve basic freedom, liberty and movements associated with democracy.

Metuh warned that there was imminent descent into dictatorship in the country, saying: “The truth is that Nigerians are getting scared. They voted for the President and he was duly elected. And now he is the father of the nation; he is the father of everyone; he is not serving any other interest. But there are certain activities by some of his aides and people around him. It is like they are taking us back to the military era where we were coming from. The last time this happened was under the military. There has never been any situation where people will be held against their will. It is completely against his fundamental human rights.”

The PDP, in a goodwill message released yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said Nigerians are good people and should use the spiritual exercise to draw nearer to God, who in His infinite wisdom chose to bring them together as one nation under Him.

Meanwhile, the Service yesterday vacated Dasuki’s residence, but impounded his international passport and travel documents.

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  • citiguy12

    Yes Mr. Metu Nigerians are indeed good people BUT know the bad politicians.

    • Election

      Like Buhari as one of the bad politician. Buhari should understand that we are not in military rule, I think he needs a good education about democracy.

      • Kelly

        How can you educate an illiterate in old age? Be patient for now, for you will soon have an opportunity to make your choice in 4yrs, at the moment we have to brace up to the kangaroo sheriff that just took over.

  • me

    Where was metuh when human rights abuses and administrative high handedness was the order of the day during GEJ government. This guy should just shut up.For records the DSS besieged his house and placed him under house arrest for just 24 hrs which is in line with constitutional provisions.

    • Dominic

      Could you please tell us when this kind of thing has in GEJ administration please? Don’t just comment all because you want to please. If you have anything against Jonathan say it the way it is.

    • benny

      Idon’t thinkthis is right,this is democracy…GEJ laid the foundation PMB should build on it ,not to take us back to the military era.

      • tunde

        I think along with you no need of setting us behind the clock

  • CF Okeke

    Just warm up. You have not seen nothing, More are coming. That is what we asked for and thy shall not complain. Shikena

  • Vision

    It is so disturbing that such uncivilised approach to issues can still be taught of in our present day Nigeria. This type of unacceptable moves should be discouraged by Nigerians irrespective of party, ethnic or religious affiliation. Nigeria is bigger than any individual ambition and political party. Defending the constitution of the FRN should remain our collective responsibility