Dasuki House Arrest: ‘You’re Taking Us Back To Military Era’ – PDP Tells Buhari

Date: 17-07-2015 8:06 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The Peoples Democracy Party has condemned the Department of State Services for its invasion and occupation of the residence of a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisah Metuh, said the action of the security agency amounted to a violation of the rights of the former NSA and was contrary to the constitution of the country and tenets of democracy.

He pointed out that the invasion of the residence of the former NSA was unacceptable in a democratic setting.
Metuh made the comment while speaking with journalists at the John Kadiya Street, Asokoro, residence of Dasuki in Abuja, on Friday.

According to the PDP Spokesman, he was turned back at the gate of Dasuki’s residence by DSS operatives, who insisted that the residence was under security watch.
Metuh said while Nigerians elected Buhari because they wanted him, the actions of some of his aides were scary to the citizenry as they were taking the country back to the dark days of military dictatorship.

He said, “I came into Abuja today because I read the situation about the invasion of the house of the former NSA and his detention, house arrest and other matters. 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 I cannot see him because the house is under security watch.

“And I asked them: security watch in terms of treason, or in terms of terrorism, or what? I need to know, and they said they are not in a position to say. And why I asked this question is that if it is under security watch, on account of corruption or on account of any other reason, it is totally against the constitution of this country.

“This is a democracy, and the democratic tenets and principles apply. The fact is that we deserve basic freedom, liberties and movements associated with democracy. The truth is that Nigerians are getting scared; we voted for our President, they voted for the President and he was duly elected. Nigerians wanted him, Nigerians voted for him, 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, as it is happening now, by some of his aides and people around him. It is like they are taking us back to the military era. The last time this happened was under the military”.

He, therefore, urged the Federal Government to stop treating those who served in the last administration under President Goodluck Jonahan as prisoners of war.
He said what the PDP lost was an election and not a war and called on the government to ensure that those suspected to have committed any act against the laws of the country be treated according to the dictates of the law.

“There has never been any situation where people would be held against their will. It is completely against his fundamental human rights and we should be careful here. We should be very careful because this is how it started in Zimbabwe, this is how it started in other countries.

“Before you know it, we have a dictatorship, you cannot scare us, we are not guilty because we served under a former President, we are not guilty because we lost an election, we are not losers in a war. We lost an election, not a war, we are not prisoners of war and we should not be treated like prisoners of war.
“What we demand is respect, there is the rule of law, we will not condone corrupt activities or any other illegal or unlawful act”, he added.


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Posted: at 17-07-2015 08:06 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- SOGaiya at 17-07-2015 08:26 PM (6 years ago)
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ok now
Posted: at 17-07-2015 08:26 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- PoliticxGuru at 17-07-2015 08:32 PM (6 years ago)
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story for the gods
Posted: at 17-07-2015 08:32 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- schmit at 17-07-2015 08:33 PM (6 years ago)
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Wetin  una expect  from baba once an Army always  an Army Jare, lol
Posted: at 17-07-2015 08:33 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- luis4all at 17-07-2015 08:38 PM (6 years ago)
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Go home and sleep,u don't know anything,a bunch of idiots who calls themselves PDP lawmakers.u all will face the wrath of corruption and bad governance
Posted: at 17-07-2015 08:38 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ibeawuchisamuel at 17-07-2015 09:12 PM (6 years ago)
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U peopel must suffere it
Posted: at 17-07-2015 09:12 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- papadip at 17-07-2015 09:22 PM (6 years ago)
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Olisah Metuh is getting scared now……Please don't underrate "Baba Slow & Steady"
…..he is looking at his doors to see who is going to knock and also over his shoulders every second when he is on the streets….
.....all of Una go smell yur Yansh to ascertain how it stinks and that will be carried out in a prison-cell.
........Correction..
Posted: at 17-07-2015 09:22 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 17-07-2015 09:23 PM (6 years ago)
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ooooooooh
Posted: at 17-07-2015 09:23 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- proly at 17-07-2015 10:48 PM (6 years ago)
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Mtchewwwwww...he is nigerian president not biafra president who cares biafra 4 eva...olofus shud hang transformer for all I care..no time 4 foolish people
Posted: at 17-07-2015 10:48 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- joromy at 17-07-2015 10:59 PM (6 years ago)
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PDP ARE WORST DAN PRISONAL OF WAR, IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE FOR THIS NEW GOVERNMENT DEY SHOULD GET ALL PDP ARRESTED. DEY HAVE KILL DE COUNTRY FOR GOOD 16 YEARS.
Posted: at 17-07-2015 10:59 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- royalty2008 at 17-07-2015 11:04 PM (6 years ago)
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Buhari is a disgrace
Nigerians are in trouble
Posted: at 17-07-2015 11:04 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Amibomatc at 17-07-2015 11:32 PM (6 years ago)
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Buhari is a coward.
Posted: at 17-07-2015 11:32 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ndukwe1 at 18-07-2015 02:49 AM (6 years ago)
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Mtchewwwwww...he is nigerian president not biafra president who cares biafra 4 eva...olofus shud hang transformer for all I care..no time 4 foolish people

NA YOU AND YOUR PAPA FOOL PASS...DIRTY YURUBA PEOPLE...IDIOT
Posted: at 18-07-2015 02:49 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- warribimboye at 18-07-2015 03:22 PM (6 years ago)
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Buhari is revenging dansuki,he does not want to forgive what happened to him when he was military president,there is nothing like baba go and steady,he knows nothing.He is a dictator.
Posted: at 18-07-2015 03:22 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- echeeche at 18-07-2015 07:34 PM (6 years ago)
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Talk is cheap
Posted: at 18-07-2015 07:34 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- elchymo at 13-08-2015 01:46 PM (6 years ago)
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Let him do whatever he likes, none of una bizness
Posted: at 13-08-2015 01:46 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- elchymo at 13-08-2015 01:49 PM (6 years ago)
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Let him do whatever he likes, none of una bizness
Posted: at 13-08-2015 01:49 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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