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Fayose to Buhari: Arrest Boko Haram, not Dasuki

Fayose to Buhari: Arrest Boko Haram, not Dasuki
July 17
18:05 2015

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says dictatorship is returning to Nigeria with the sealing-off of the residences of Sambo Dasuki, a retired colonel and former national security adviser.


He asked the president to put Boko Haram, and not Dasuki, under house arrest.

In a statement issued on Friday on the two-day-old SSS siege to Dasuki’s residence in Abuja, Fayose said the persecution of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwarts and others perceived as opposed to the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government “is an ominous sign of imminent return of dictatorship and draconian rule in Nigeria”.

Maintaining that he believed the “invasion” does not have the blessing of President Muhammadu Buhari, Fayose said it is being done “by some people to please the president” and asked the president to check the excesses of those behind it.


“Democracy is already being put on trial, less than two months that President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office… Rather than invading homes of Nigerians and putting people under house arrest, the government should invade Boko Haram territories and arrest the insurgents,” he said.

“President Buhari should rather keep Boko Haram under house arrest, not opposition party members. Those heavily armed security men that invaded Col. Dasuki’s Abuja and Sokoto homes should have been put to a better use by sending them to the Boko Haram ravaged North Eastern part of Nigeria,” he said.

“The president should keep the rising exchange rates of Dollar, Pound Sterling, Euro and other foreign currencies under house arrest. He should pay attention to governance, be guided by the rule of law and be for everyone and for nobody as he promised when he was sworn into office.”


He advised Buhari to be magnanimous in victory, act like a leader and father of all Nigerians instead of seeing his return to power as an opportunity to revenge against those perceived to have wronged him in the past.

Fayose said: “Was there any invitation by the DSS to Col. Dasuki that he refused to honour? Isn’t it worrisome that in this democratic age, security agents could in a commando-like invade the house of a former NSA to carry out his arrest when there is no record that he was invited and he refused to honour the invitation, or that he resisted arrest?

“Could Col. Dasuki’s present ordeal be as a result of his advice that the presidential election be postponed? Is this not an indication of an impending clampdown on PDP members and other Nigerians perceived not to be on the same page with the President Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government?

“We in the PDP supported our party during the presidential election like every other loyal party members should do, should this display of support for our party and its candidate now warrant persecution by the federal government?


“If Col. Dasuki actually committed any offence to warrant his arrest and questioning by the DSS or any of the country’s security agencies, shouldn’t warrant of arrest have been issued against him? Shouldn’t he have been invited by the DSS instead of invading his houses and sealing them off in a commando-liked manner?

“Nigerians must therefore rise against this emerging dictatorship and save the country’s democracy from imminent collapse because today, it is Col. Dasuki, tomorrow it can be any other person.”

He also spoke on Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president, saying the “desperate plot” to remove him from office “is dangerous to democratic rule in Nigeria because there is no portion of the Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution that made positions of Senate President and Deputy Senate President the exclusive rights of the political party with highest number of senators”.



  1. Yomi Falade
    Yomi Falade July 17, 19:12


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  2. egwim
    egwim July 17, 22:12

    @yomi falade, so bcos he’s saying wot he feels is not right, u term him ranting, but I tell u, when u see trouble ,d u go inside ur room, bcos u feel its not ur problem, dat same problem will follow u inside ur room, dat room dat u think is safe, den it becomes ur headache

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    • Jerry
      Jerry July 17, 22:21

      What rubbish are you talking about? Can you even make a sense of what you have written? Don’t come and write for writing sake if you cannot articulate yourself. Get a life or go to school if you haven’t been.

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  3. Akande
    Akande July 17, 22:51

    @egwim, but d DSS cannot come and ransacked Dasuki’s house without having an information inthere disposition. U guys are d one complaining dat they are nt doing there job well. Here there are carrying it out and u are complaining again.

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  4. yomi
    yomi July 17, 22:56

    Your comment..Please Baba Buhari, send those heavily armed rabid dogs to Damaturu and Potiskum where their services will be of higher value than pursing a former NSA.

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  5. Dan Nigeria
    Dan Nigeria July 18, 03:29

    What is right is right. What is not right is not right. We don’t have to wait for one hundred days to acknowledge what is right and despise what is not right.

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  6. egunsman
    egunsman July 18, 15:39

    let d opposition party talk n stand to opposed so that this country can move 4ward,den it time for judgement but 4 fayose I tin he perceive trouble ahead

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  7. pkk
    pkk July 18, 19:17

    The issue is not Fayose, but the content of what he said. I would not comment just yet until the government makes an official statement on the illegal house arrest.

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