NASS invasion: DSS committed coup against Nigeria democracy - Onuesoke

NASS invasion: DSS committed coup against Nigeria democracy - Onuesoke

NASS invasion: DSS committed coup against Nigeria democracy - Onuesoke

Another prominent member of the Pro-Saraki group, Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, accused the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, of collecting signatures of lawmakers with the aim of effecting a leadership change in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

FORMER Delta State Governorship aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Sunny Onuesoke, Tuesday, described the blockade of the National Assembly premises by masked men of the Department of Security Service, DSS as a coup against democracy in Nigeria.

Insiders at the SSS said he is close to retirement, and was indeed billed to proceed on terminal leave later this month.

Operatives of the DSS, wearing masks blocked the gates of the National Assembly this morning, preventing senators and workers from gaining entrance. The siege was lifted about an hour after the DG was sacked from office.

It is not immediately clear whether and where he is being held.

When challenged, they said they were operating based on orders from above.

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AgP Yemi Osinbajo has directed the termination of the appointment of the DG of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura.

He also closed the regular channel of communication with the public as he refused to appoint a spokesperson for the agency throughout his tenure.

Matthew Seiyefa, a director of the Department of State Services (DSS) from Bayelsa state, has been appointed as acting director-general of the service.

Senators loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari have relocated to Sheraton Hotel in Abuja to finalize a plot to impeach the Senate president, Bukola Saraki.

Buhari plans to seek a second term in the February 2019 presidential vote but the loss of influential figures and divisions within his party could cost him support from powerful patronage networks and among voters. Osinbajo is acting president for Buhari, who last week left for a 10-day holiday in Britain.

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