Dasuki: Buhari seeking vengeance with corruption fight – Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the Tuesday’s arrest of the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col
Sambo Dasuki (rtd) by men of the Department of State Services (DSS),
as continuation of President Mohammadu Buhari’s regime of vengeance.
Governor Fayose said,“disobeying court order and later arresting and detaining the same person the court ordered to be allowed to travel abroad for medicare is the peak of dictatorship.”
The Governor who reiterated his support for the fight against
corruption, maintained that it must be done within the ambit of the
law and must not be used to seek vengeance.
He declared support for Dasuki’s demand for an open trial as against
the federal government’s demand for a secret trial.
In a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday by his Special Assistant on
Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose
said “after flagrantly disobeying court orders, whatever that is done
or said by the Buhari-led government concerning Sambo Dasuki will
appear vindictive and it remains to be seen how a government that
refused to obey the court will now charge Dasuki to the same court.”
He called for caution on the information being giving by the federal
government to the public on its anti-corruption, saying trying people
in the media as being done by the federal government was dangerous to
democracy and rule of law.
The governor said; “Again, is it the duty of the DSS to investigate
fraud? If Dasuki committed fraud as being alleged, why not let the
appropriate government agency handle his matter? Why first torturing
him emotionally with the DSS siege on his house?
“My position is that, since the federal government said report of its
panel indicted Dasuki, why arresting and detaining him? Why not charge
him to court so that he can also accept quilt or defend himself?”