Fayose Condemns DSS Invasion Of Col. Dasuki’s Homes

Fayose• Says Dictatorship Returning To Nigeria

EKITI State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has condemned the invasion and sealing-off of the Abuja and Sokoto residences of the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) by men of the Department of State Services (DSS), saying “persecution of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwarts and others perceived as opposed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government, is an ominous sign of imminent return of dictatorship and draconian rule in Nigeria.”

The governor, who said he still believed that the invasion of Col. Dasuki homes may not have the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari, added: “If this is being done by some people to please the president, he should check the excesses of those behind it and call them to order because overzealousness by those that are close to the president is inimical to the image of the government.”

In a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti yesterday his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said he was sad that democracy is already being put on trial, less than two months that President Buhari assumed office. “Rather than invading homes of Nigerians and putting people under house arrest, the government should invade Boko Haram
territories and arrest the insurgents,”he said.

Fayose, who also condemned the persecution of Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said: “The desperate plot to remove Senator Ekweremadu from office is dangerous to democratic rule in Nigeria because there is no portion of the Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution that made positions of Senate President and Deputy Senate President the exclusive rights of the political party with highest number of senators. President Buhari should rather keep Boko Haram under house
arrest, not opposition party members. Those heavily armed security men
that invaded Col. Dasuki’s Abuja and Sokoto homes should have been put
to a better use by sending them to the Boko Haram-ravaged North
Eastern part of Nigeria.

“The president should keep the rising exchange rates of Dollar, Pound Sterling, Euro and other foreign currencies under house arrest. He should pay attention to governance, be guided by the rule of law and be for everyone and for nobody as he promised when he was sworn into office.”

He advised President Buhari to be magnanimous in victory, act like a leader and father of all Nigerians instead of seeing his return to power as an opportunity to revenge against those perceived to have wronged him in the past.

The governor asked; “Was there any invitation by the DSS to Col. Dasuki that he refused to honour ? Isn’t it worrisome that in this democratic age, security agents could in a commando-like invade the house of a former NSA to carry out his arrest when there is no record that he was invited and he refused to honour the invitation, or that
he resisted arrest?

“Could Col. Dasuki’s present ordeal be as a result of his advice that the presidential election be postponed? Is this not an indication of an impending clampdown on PDP members and other Nigerians perceived not to be on the same page with the President Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government?

“We in the PDP supported our party during the presidential election like every other loyal party members should do. Should this display of support for our party and its candidate now warrant persecution by the federal government?

“If Col. Dasuki actually committed any offence to warrant his arrest and questioning by the DSS or any of the country’s security agencies, shouldn’t warrant of arrest have been issued against him? Shouldn’t he have been invited by the DSS instead of invading his houses and sealing them off in a commando-liked manner?

“Nigerians must therefore rise against this emerging dictatorship and save the country’s democracy from imminent collapse because today, it is Col. Dasuki, tomorrow it can be any other person.”

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  • AriseNigeria

    Some people wondered why a civilized people as Igbo race would reject an APC party, I would say to them does a civilized people condones hate, killings, rascality, intolerant, lawlessness, imposition and dictatorship as been the practice of APC. As we speak, even as a governing party that suppose to price “peace and tranquility” high above everything else, this reckless gangs of animals would rather set the nation on fire because they are mentally sick and unstable to govern a nation. The fools in power today, should be made aware that conceding power to them does not imply weakness, that show of maturity is not cowardice, it is to their own best interest to walk the tight road of peace, fairness and justice, because when the seed of hate they are planning now eventually mature they should be ready to harvest what they planted. CHANGE MEANS BEING AN EXAMPLE OF PEACE, TOLERANCE, FAIRNESS, AND TRASFORMATION, NOT WITCH-HUNTING OR TIME OF BLAME-GAMES AS APC HAS UNDERTAKING.

    • M.G. LAWESO

      AriseNigeria, think with your head and not your heart. When Igbos were having a field day under former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, they understood change to mean continuous manipulation and double standards. Now that come has come to become and change has come from an unexpected quarters, Igbos see it from a different perspective. Those who consumed their harvests in a month will remain hungry for a long time.

      • AriseNigeria

        Igbos did not have a field day, Johnathan government ran an inclusive government, and no section felt neglected , in fact the North and Yoruba benefitted hugely under Jonathan than his own people, that was why Jonathan expressed surprise when he received applauds on his return from Abuja instead of stones, because he failed his people and he admitted that. Hausa and Yoruba plays tribal politics and winner wins all, and that been the nemesis of this nation. If Buhari continue with his sidelining of the South-South and South-East that produces the wealth of this nation, in a few years, there will be nothing like Nigeria, and no power on earth can stop it. We can’t have two parallel nation that benefit some section and impoverished others, that will never be accepted under any circumstance or pretense.

        • titanium

          Well stated @AriseNigeria people mistake SS and SE maturity and tolerance as weakness. If we continue in dis path, there will be no Nigeria in a very short time from now. And for those who think SE and SS are divided… No two region was has united as the SE and SS in the last election. When this day comes, they will see a united region, with a united purpose and vision.

          • tunde

            Thanks I think u are very right.this people are indeed unique

  • Attahiru Zubairu

    Shame on you Fayose for during your boss’s tenure a whole national assembly was sealed up by the police under the watch of your boss Jonathan but you did not condemn the act, rather, you backed the police.

  • Sunshine

    I love Fayose. The man who says his mind.


    Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State should he ashamed for saying that. He should not forget in a hurry his sealing off of all roads leading into Ado Ekiti town. His was fine because Fayose did it. Now that DSS is doing a work based facts before it, Fayose says it is overzealousness and signs of dictatorship. Monkeys and baboons all live in the forest.

    • titanium

      Your president promised to sock them all in blood in 2011… fool!!!

  • Babalakin

    NO hard feelings. The former NSA need no fear or raise alarm as long as their search yields nothing. He is part of the Nigerian security apparatus and as long as they did if legally, he need not worry. By the way what did the search yield.
    If he really feels his right has been violated, he can always head to the court. Life is simple.

  • Fuzio

    Well said gov. You are playing your constitutional role as an opposition politician. Keeping quiet in the face of tyranny is no virtue.

  • citiguy12

    PDP clowns are many. Really

  • Ayo Aiyelabola

    E wa wo atoo’le t’o fe ma yo’nu si alaro. Fayose, ma jo lo a n’wo eyin e. Your day of reckoning is at hand.

  • Ojiyovwi

    Those criticizing Fayose for crying foul at he behaviour of the current governmant should realise that an opposition exists in all democracies and it is constitutionally correct and propper to hold an incumbent to account to, rightly, check the urge and inclination of the powrful towards impunity. Good show Mr Fayose, I like that and I am sure a lot more Nigerians of propper repute will echo that.

  • Ojiyovwi

    The dark act of intimidation is unfolding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The opposition cannot and should not be cowered into silence and acquiescence.

  • Modibbo Adamu

    He has forgotten when he slapped a Judge inside the court, Fayose always update your past wrongs before you critices