- A lawmaker in the Second Republic, Junaid Mohammed, has also reacted to the recent invasion of the National Assembly and the eventual sacking of the ex-DSS boss, Lawan Daura
- Mohammed described the invasion as unfortunate and said it has reduced the country to the place of a banana republic
- He alleged that President Buhari is under pressure to reinstate Daura who was sacked for his role in the invasion
Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker, has alleged that some kinsmen of President Muhammadu Buhari are pressurising him to reinstate the sacked director general of the Department of State Services (DSS) Lawal Daura.
Recall that Daura was recently sacked by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over the DSS invasion of the National Assembly.
Mohammed, however, claimed in an interview with The Punch that some Buhari’s relatives want Daura reinstated. He added that the kinsmen want Buhari to sack the National Security Adviser, Mungono.
The former lawmaker claimed the intrigues surrounding the sack and alleged move to reinstate Daura was an indication of how incompetent the presidency is.
He said: “What happened was very unfortunate and whichever side you want to blame or give credit to, it has really reduced our country, our democracy to that of a banana republic and the fact that since the event happened, there has been no statement-except the one which came from the office of the Acting President, denying any involvement in what happened.
“Now, this Lawan Daura has been arrested and all the noise about searches being conducted in his house or houses either in Abuja or other places. What happened or did not happen to him is a story for another day. As far as I am concerned, the event itself has been a great disservice to this country and as I said, it has reduced us to the place of a banana republic which is very, very unfortunate.
“This democracy has cost us so much in terms of money, in terms of labour, in terms of political argumentation for it to be seen to be threatened this way by a gangster and a few of his servicemen holding huge Israeli guns, it is really unfortunate and it speaks volumes about the kind of government we are running and the kind of leadership we have.
“Since the event happened and the dismissal and arrest of Lawan Daura there has been no statement from Buhari himself, only guesswork. There is also the spin that what (Yemi) Osinbajo did; he did it with the knowledge and blessings of Buhari.
“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.
“It speaks volumes about the incompetence and the irresponsibility of this Presidency, the ruling party and the main opposition party and all seems to be a bloody mess. If you recall, like I told you before the elections and thereafter, that there is no difference between the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, which are in fact two sides of the same coin.
“This is now becoming absolutely clear. This kind of two-party system and close to one hundred others calling themselves political parties being registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, will not serve our democracy well.”
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NAIJ.com previously reported that there were indications that the DSS may soon carry out a massive deployment of some of its personnel serving across Nigeria.
The new development follows the recent sack of Daura. Sources said the expected transfer would affect some state directors and those said to be manning some "strategic positions.”
The sources said the transfer may take place as soon as President Buhari resumes work after his UK vacation trip.
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