PDP Governors Condemn DSS Invasion Of A/Ibom Govt House

Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor and Chairman, PDP Governors Forum
Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor and Chairman, PDP Governors Forum

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday condemned in strong term last Friday’s invasion of Akwa Ibom Government House by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS.

The governors, under the aegis of the PDP Governors Forum, said the action of the DSS was capable of undermining the country’s fledgling democracy and called on the international community to call the federal government to order.

The governors’ position was made known to journalists after a meeting hosted by the Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, in Yenogoa, the state capital, and led by Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko.

“We insist that the trend must stop henceforth. No democracy survives without a viable opposition in any part of the world and we must also remember to remind the APC that they are the real beneficiaries of the liberal democratic ethos of the PDP,” the communiqué, read by Mimiko, stated.



    The DSS raided the Akwa Ibom state government house based on security a tipoff, according to Premium Times, but the PDP governors said the agency was acting a script by the All Progressives Congress, APC, -led government.

    “We once more advise the DSS to preoccupy itself with the task of ensuring internal security and desist from daily harassing and intimidating members of the opposition.

    “We implore the international community, the civil society organisations and human rights activists to call the All Progressives Party led Federal Government to order,” Mimiko said.

    Apart from Mimiko and Dickson, the governors of Delta, Abia, Ebonyi, and Kogi were represented by their deputies while the governors of Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Cross River, Gombe, Ekiti and Taraba states were absent and did not send any representatives.

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