The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over the placement of a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) under house arrest.
He further said Buhari should be held responsible should anything untoward happen to Dasuki and that his house arrest was an abuse of human rights.
He said, “The Department of State Services’ placement of the former NSA under house arrest despite court order that his international passport be released so that he could travel abroad for medical treatment is wicked, inhumane, dictatorial and a clear attempt to deny him of his rights to life as enshrined in the constitution of Nigeria.”
The governor also hailed the Federal High Court of Abuja’s ruling which orders the DSS to allow Dasuki to travel out of the country for medical treatment.
“Nigerians, especially men of the judiciary, must join hands to shake dictatorship off the body of President Buhari and his hatchet man, Alhaji Lawal Daura,” Fayose said in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka. “Nigerians who fought late General Sanni Abacha to a standstill will fight this emerging Buhari’s ‘milutocracy’, which is a clear threat to our hard-earned democracy.”
The governor claimed he had been vindicated on his earlier position that the Director-General of DSS, Lawal Daura, who is a President Buhari’s kinsman, was an instrument of political persecution.
He said Daura could be likened the Director-General of DSS to Mohammed Lawal Rafindadi of the Nigerian Security Organisation who was also allegedly used by President Buhari as “instrument of political persecution between 1984 and 1985.”
Fayose said President Buhari should be reminded that the Nigeria of 1984 is different from that of 2015.
He added, “President Buhari seized late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s international passport and prevented him from travelling abroad for medical care in 1985, thereby leading to his (Awolowo’s) untimely death in 1987.
“Buhari also hounded former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, to death, all in the name of fighting perceived political opponents.”
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