The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday condemned the invasion of the Akwa Ibom government house by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, describing the scenario as a reincarnation of the dark era of Lawal Rafindadi in the defunct National Security Organisation. NSO.
The acting National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, who disclosed this in Abuja, alleged that the DSS invaded the government house with the motive of kidnap the governor, Udom Emmanuel.
Secondus spoke while receiving the Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, who led a delegation to submit his governorship reelection forms at the national headquarters of PDP.
He accused the DSS under Lawan Daura of almost executing a civilian coup d’état in the state as operatives of the security agency ransacked the entire Government House, in search of the governor.
Secondus, decried the action of the DSS, under its Director General, Lawan Daura, and warned that enough is enough.
The Acting who said chairman said the action of the DSS was influenced by the plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government to forcefully take away PDP controlled states of Abia, Delta, Taraba, Rivers and Akwa Ibom at all cost, however, called on the international community to intervene before matters get out of hand.
Secondus who was visibly angry over the development, described Daura as a re-incarnation of the former DG of National Security Organisation, (NSO) under Lawal Rafindadi, who served under President Muhammadu Buhari, during his days a military head of state between 1984 to 1985.
The National Security Organisation, NSO which was established in 1976 metamorphosed into the DSS.
According to him, “Let me alert this nation that a few hours ago, there was a civilian coup d’état in Akwa-Ibom State where the Department of State Security headed by Lawan Daura invaded the Government House of Akwa-Ibom, ransacked the entire Government House, looking for the governor (Udom Emmanuel) to kidnap.
“Again, we want to alert this nation that this is part of the strategy of APC and its Federal Government to forcefully take Akwa-Ibom, Rivers, Abia and Taraba States by force because they are not satisfied with the control of the Federal Government.
“They still want to take over by force all the states controlled by PDP. This nation belongs to all, to both PDP and APC a situation where consistently, the DSS has assaulted states controlled by PDP, the international community should be aware of what is going on. Is this democracy? Is this how PDP ruled in 16 years? Enough is enough.
“We want to advise and point out to the President that we will not tolerate this anti-democratic arrangement by APC and DSS because it will be a reincarnation of Rafindadi days when he was in charge of SSS. This is exactly the format. Daura is a reincarnation of Rafindadi. And Nigerians are not ready for what happened 30 years.”
He added that, “This is a clear warning that they should desist from taking laws into their hands.”