- The rumour insinuating a pact between Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and Mr Lawal Daura, the sacked intelligence chief, has been debunked
- An ally of Saraki and former chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, describes it as a cheap blackmail
- Frank also called for an investigation into the National Assembly invasion
Contrary to the insinuation that the sacked Director General of the Department of State Security (DSS) Lawal Daura, was indirectly working for the Senate President Bukola Saraki.
A former chieftain of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has asked the public to dismiss what he described as “misinformation and a cheap blackmail,” suggesting Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has close ties with sacked Directorate of State Security (DSS) boss, Mr Lawal Daura.
He, however called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to investigate the circumstances that led to the invasion of the DSS by masked DSS operatives.
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Comrade Frank asked Osinbajo to look the way of APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomohle, his deputy Niyi Adebayo, the chief of ctaff to the president Abba Kyari and Daura in his the investigations.
He claimed that those he mentioned were responsible for the deployment of the armed men at the federal legislative building on Tuesday, August 7.
According to him, at no point in time did the Senate President had anything in common apart from official duty with the former DG of the DSS.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, August 9, Comrade Frank said, “information at our disposal revealed that as at Thursday 2nd August 2018, national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, his deputy Niyi Adebayo, the chief of staff to the president Abba Kyari and the sacked DG of SSS, Lawal Daura, summoned the clerk of National Assembly, Sanni Omoloro who was approved and scheduled to commence his annual vacation on 3rd August 2018 outside the country, but was instructed that the presidency has cancelled his earlier approved vacation as he will be needed to be in Senate on Tuesday to swear in a new leadership of the Senate.
“Sources close to the Clerk of National Assembly privy to his travel itinerary also revealed to us that the Clerk, based on the instruction given to him by those mentioned above, had no choice than to cancel his planned vacation.
”With this available information, I hereby call on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo if he is genuinely committed to get to the bottom of the siege at the National Assembly to consider above information given.”
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Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has clarified that it was not involved in the blockade of the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 7.
The force public relations officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood, made the clarification in a statement sent to Legit.ng.
“The Nigeria Police Force wishes to categorically state that its personnel was not involved in any way whatsoever in the blockade of the National Assembly in the early hours of today, 7th August, 2018. The force was not informed and has no pre-knowledge of the blockade,” part of the statement read.
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