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APC Behind DSS Raid On A’Ibom Govt House – PDP

Posted: Sep 21, 2015 at 6:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday September 21, 2015 said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has tacitly confirmed its involvement in the invasion of the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Lodge by the Department of State Services (DSS).
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, in a statement issued Monday said the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at a press conference held in Lagos gave away the culpability of his party on the issue following his defence of the action of the DSS.
According to him, by defending the DSS, the APC spokesman nay the APC as a political party has “confirmed its culpability in a number of anti-democratic actions of government agencies lately, particularly the mindless invasion of Akwa-Ibom State government house and interferences in the activities of that state’s election tribunal”.
The PDP said in bringing out himself, through a press conference on Monday to attempt to explain the  actions of the DSS, the APC spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, “only succeeded in confirming that his party and the Federal Government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, are behind the invasion and the hounding of election officials to compromise the Akwa-Ibom governorship election tribunal and feloniously take over the state”.
According to Metuh, the explanations offered by the APC spokesman was weak and that
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Monday said it has noted the weak attempt by the APC to defend the indefensible, stating that only “a desperate attempt at political shoplifting would drive the APC to engage in a miscarried effort to cover its culpability, by seeking to defend the condemnable actions of the DSS, a security and statutory apolitical organization, which has its internal system of public communication.”
“Our take is that the truth may be hidden for sometime, but it has a way of expressing itself to shame the guilty.
“We ask, what other reasons, other than a desperate cover up, would push a spokesman of a political party to stand in the gap to explain away the actions of the DSS when the security organization, has its own spokesperson and existing system of public communication?
“Is this not a confirmation of the fact that the DSS, under the direct command of  Alhaji Lawal Kaura, as Director General has since been politically annexed and working in cahoot with the leadership of the APC in its illegal operations in Akwa-Ibom and other PDP states?
“Perhaps, lacking in prowess to conjure believable fabrications to justify its dastardly actions, the DSS had to employ the services of APC.
“In fact, the contradictions in the claims in Alhaji Mohammed’s press conference betray it all. In trying to explain the invasion of the Akwa-Ibom state government house on behalf of the DSS, the APC chief propagandist controverted himself when he said, “we in the APC are not privy to the reasons for the DSS’ search of the Akwa Ibom Government House. However, we have no doubt that the security agency acted within its area of competence and authority’.
“We ask, if the DSS acted outside the knowledge of the APC as Lai Mohammed claimed, how would he validate his postulation that the agency acted within its area of competence and authority?” the statement said in part.