Nigeria: Akwa-Ibom State Government House DSS Invasion: Recipe For Constitutional Crisis – Metuh

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PDP on the DSS raiding of Akwa Ibom State Government House

The PDP seem to have had enough of what they have termed “the continued and unlawful use of state apparatus by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to harass its elected officials at all levels across the country.” This much appears to be the summary of Chief Metuh’s statement on Sunday while reacting to the invasion of the Akwa Ibom Government House by the DSS. He termed this “a recipe for constitutional crisis.”

Chief Metuh said that the APC led government had crossed the line by violating the constitutional immunity of the government house when it ordered the Alhaji Lawal Daura led DSS to invade the Akwa Ibom State Government House.

The APC led government on the other hand while responding to the accusation by PDP accusing them of being behind the invasion said that the defeated political party was yet to recover from their loss at the polls. To quote Mr Femi Adesina,  “the PDP has got to a level of paranoia. While we ignore their rantings, we also sympathise with them because they are still reeling from the bloody nose Nigerians gave them at the polls.”

Mr Metuh said “we have information that the DSS, acting on the instructions of the Presidency, occupied the Akwa-Ibom State Government House, ransacking guest houses for no just cause.” he continued by calling on the international community “to take copious note of the act”.

He further said that “if such terror can be unleashed on a state government, one can only imagine the fate of regular citizens in the hands of this administration that has continued to show unparalleled disdain for constitutional order, with heinous penchant for oppression.”

Chief Metuh continued by saying “we have also been made aware of plans by the APC government to stage similar invasions and unlawful assaults on other PDP states, including Rivers, Delta, Abia and Taraba, where electoral officers are already being hounded and harassed by the DSS, who are also directly interfering in the activities of the election tribunals, in furtherance of the APC’s desperation to take over these states.”

He further said, “we invite Nigerians and the international community to note that never in the history of our democracy have we witnessed such a divisive government, whose actions and constitutional violations have so polarised the polity along its fault lines, while undermining national unity and cohesion, a development that spells doom for our democracy, if left unchecked.

Finally, we wish to state categorically that as citizens of this country, we can no longer continue to stomach such brazen attacks on our members and elected officials.

The PDP will therefore hold several leadership and stakeholders’ meetings to come up with its response to this bare-faced assault on our democracy. Enough is enough!”

The Presidency’s simple reply to this was that the PDP did not know what they were saying. Mr Adesina said “It takes a long time to recover from such a buffeting, and that is why they imagine vain things.”

All eyes are now on the PDP to see what “enough is enough” really means.

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Samuel Olakunle Babalola
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Wait for DSS report.

Ubong Stephen
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Metuh. DSS invasion in Akwa lbom state presidential lodge Is a disgrace to the state ..how can d former governor stack billions of dollars,guns and ammunition in d lodge n lives there while akwa ibomites are lamenting for food on the table..PDP remains a disgraceful party to the nation..Akpabio should come back and return our loots!!!!!

Agbamu Solomon
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Olisa metuh as a local chief shd be ashame of himself young ladies from his village in imo state are harloting everywhere in nig metuh shd be aressted ni

John Donald
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IT IS A MUST THAT THE DSS IS TO APOLOGIZE TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE PEACE LOVING AKWA IBOM PEOPLE FOR THE INSULT CAUSED TO OUR DEAR GOVERNOR AND THE AKWA IBOM CITIZENS. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE DIRECTIVE OF THE AKWA IBOM STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY , THE DSS SHALL FACE A SEVERE LEGAL ACTION FOR INVADED THE RESIDENTIAL PREMISES OF THE GOVERNOR WITHOUT REASONABLE CAUSE.

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