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APC Alleges Plot to Destabilise Borno Chapter

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IMAGE: Ali Abubakar Dalori, Chairman in Borno State »


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused security operatives of acting at the behest of some politicians to destabilise its chapter in Borno State.

The party alleged that part of the plot is to arrest its Chairman Hon. Ali Abubakar Dalori, on trumped-up charges, warning that it was capable of precipitating a crisis in an already volatile state.

In a statement issued yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the situation in the state was already very dire, hence no one should add fuel to a raging fire simply because of scorched-earth politics.

It also cautioned the Directorate of State Security (DSS) to resist the temptation of dabbling into politics, even while it is becoming glaring that the agency was being compromised under the present political dispensation.
‘’The careless and clearly partisan statements being made by DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, have shown all discerning Nigerians the direction in which the agency is leaning. However, it must still exercise great caution in order not to spark a needless crisis the state.

‘’We have it on good authority that with the recent movement of Ali Modu Sheriff to the People Democratic Party (PDP), attempts are being made to destabilise the APC in the state, using agencies of state. The take-off point is the arrest of our chairman in the state on trumped-up charges.

‘’Let those who are seeking to trigger a crisis the state know that the people of the state are resolute in their determination to ensure a level-playing field in the run-up to the 2015 election. It is curious that the DSS has suddenly unearthed supposed offences committed by Dalori to warrant his arrest, now that Sheriff has defected to the PDP.

‘’Again, we are compelled to warn the DSS that, as an organ of state, it cannot afford to be partisan. An agency being sustained by the taxpayers cannot turn around to hunt the same taxpayers. An agency that is supposed to protect the people of Nigeria cannot be the same agency being used to witch-hunt the opposition.”

The party urged the DSS and other security agencies to concentrate their efforts on arresting the daily carnage being perpetrated in Borno State and other states by Boko Haram, instead of allowing those who helped to precipitate the carnage in the first instance to further destabilise the state.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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