- The Arewa Consultative Forum held a meeting to discuss the issues affecting the country
- The apex northern group condemened the DSS raid on the National Assembly
- It commended Osinbajo for firing Lawal Daura
The Arewa Consultative Forum which is the apex socio-political northern group has commended acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo for sacking Lawal Daura who is the former director-general of the Department of State Security.
The Punch reports that the group in a communique released after their meeting on Thursday, August 16 condemned the action of Daura describing the raid on the National Assembly by DSS operatives as a desecration.
It said the sack of Daura by Osinbajo will serve as a deterrent for others.
The group said the “ACF urged the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate the immediate and remote causes of the NASS invasion by the DSS personnel in order to unveil the truth and to sanction all those found culpable, no matter their status both within and without the service.
“And because the punitive measure was never taken against those involved in similar episodes in the past, it has encouraged the DSS to do what it recently did to the NASS.”
It also noted that the rancour between the National Assembly and the Presidency was affecting the growth of the nation.
It therefore “appealed to the executive and the legislative arms of government to sheath their swords and avoid flexing of unnecessary muscles for the sake of the ordinary Nigerians.”
Meanwhile, The DSS on Monday, August 13, denied the claim that N21 billion and some Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) were found in the house of its sacked Director General, Lawal Daura.
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According to the DSS, the video from which the story making rounds concerning the alleged discovery emanated from is fake.
The Punch reports that a statement by Tony Opuiyo, its spokesperson in Abuja, confirmed that there was no truth in the allegation that N21billion and unspecified number of PVCs were found in Daura’s houses.
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