The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday alleged that the Director General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Lawal Daura, is a card carrying member of the governing party, the All Progressives Congress.
The PDP said with this development, there is no guarantee Daura could preside over the DSS without being partial.
The opposition party’s concern was made known by its acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, at a press briefing in Abuja.
Secondus spoke after the weekly meeting of the members of the National Working Committee of the party.
The briefing was attended by members of the NWC.
The PDP chair alleged that Daura was the chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and pointed out that he decided to address the press conference with the aim of bringing to the notice of Nigerians and the international community, happenings in the country.
Secondus said, “The NWC notes that this unfortunate development has been the case since the appointment of the new Director General of the DSS, Alhaji Lawal Daura, whom we learnt was a critical intelligence stakeholder of the APC as a card-carrying member of that party during the campaigns. This is ungodly and unacceptable. The President should review his appointment.
“We do hope that in his new job, the Director General of DSS is not mixing issues on the APC presidential candidate and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, hence the need for Mr. President to rein him in, as the development is capable of eroding the cherished independence of the judiciary and the electoral commission, a sine qua non for a virile democracy, which guarantees our unity and stability as a nation”.