The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the DG of DSS,
Mr. Lawal Daura, is not a card-carrying member of the party, saying
nothing short of producing Mr. Daura’s membership card or evidence of
his membership registration will convince discerning Nigerians that he
is indeed a member of the APC as alleged by the PDP.
”While it amounts to rabble-rousing and crass politicking for the PDP
to have wrongly accused Mr. Daura of being a member of the APC without
a scintilla of credible evidence, the PDP has weakened its argument by
using the pictures in which Mr. Daura appeared with the President and
the fact that he served in an election committee as evidence of his
membership of the APC,” the party said in a statement issued in Lagos
on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
”Possession of an APC membership card by Mr. Daura or evidence of
registration as a party member at his ward, local government or state
will be the only conclusive evidence of his membership of the party,”
it said. ”Until such an evidence is produced, we are sorry we have to
tell the PDP to shut up!”
APC said the PDP is jittery because it is keenly aware of the kind of
impunity perpetrated under the federal government it sired from 1999
”PDP has forgotten the saying that he who must come to equity must
come with clean hands. When Mr. Mike Okiro chaired the security
committee of the PDP campaign in 2011, did that prevent him from being
appointed the Chair of the Police Service Commission, which is
responsible for issues concerning the welfare, promotion and
discipline of all police personnel, in 2013?
”When the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA),
Mr. Mike Omeri, was appointed into the Jonathan election committee in
2015, did he resign his appointment as head of the agency or did he
automatically become a card-carrying member of the PDP?
”Did retired Col. Kayode Are not become the DG of the DSS despite being
a close confidante of Gen. Obasanjo during his electioneering campaign to
become President? Was this not under a PDP Federal Government?
”In any case, even in the world’s most advance democracy, United
States, was a card-carrying Democrat, Mr. Leon Panetta, not named as
head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by President Barack
Obama in 2009? Here in Nigeria, the APC-led FG has not even gone that
far, and the PDP is blabbing.
”It is an irony that the APC-led Federal Government, which has
continued to conduct the affairs of state with a strict adherence to
the law, is the one being accused by the immoral, irresponsible and
grossly hypocritical PDP. A party that should cover its face in shame
for wasting all of 16 years in the life of our country, a party whose
members should show penance by hunkering down has continued to assault
the sensibilities of a decent nation. What a shame,” APC said
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