Former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nasir El-Ru’fai has been released by the State Security Service, SSS, after over 12 hours of interrogation on Monday that spilled into early Tuesday morning.
Details of the discussion are not yet known but El-Rufai on his twitter handle describes the exercise as “great fun but boring,” dismissing the incident as “part of life”.
Seemingly unperturbed by Monday’s grilling, el Rufai took to his twitter handle, a platform where he regularly airs his mind, to accuse the government of planning to rig the forthcoming elections.
“They have definite plans to rig the elections in Ekiti & Osun in 2014, & the entire nation in 2015. We will not be intimidated into silence!” he said.
The former minister, had voluntarily submitted himself to the SSS on Monday accompanied by his wife, governor or Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, former governor Anambra State, Chris Ngige, and other APC chieftains.
The SSS had last Thursday summoned El-Rufai to its headquarters for questioning over his comments that the 2015 general elections would be marred by riots and other forms of violence that may lead to loss of lives and property, if the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies failed to hold free and fair polls.
The former minister had, however, written to the agency saying he would answer questions in his house but would not go to the SSS headquarters as he had a subsisting court case against it arising from the Anambra State governorship election.