From Paul Ibe, Enugu
The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties is placing emphasis on its call on President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately sack the Inspector General of police and Director- General of Department of State security service.
It also appealed to the two security agencies to save Nigeria,s democracy.
CNPP in a press statement signed by its publicity secretary, Osita Okechukwu, made available to HOMELAND NEWS said that “We are making this clarion call based on our understanding that the NPF, DSS and indeed state security agencies, be it the Army, Navy, Airforce, Road Safety, Civil Defence, as a whole are veritable institutions of democracy; without which no democracy can survive.
“Which means that no democracy can survive without security agencies, devoted patriotically to promote, protect and defend the rule of law;
” we are therefore at a loss of how the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of Department of Security Service are violently descending into the political arena”.
“Few days ago it was the NPF against all known ethics that in a barbaric manner unethically engaged in double standard, by opening the gate for the Deputy Speaker, and locked out the Speaker and sprayed him with tear gas at the National Assembly.
“Yesterday it was the officers and men of the DSS who ransacked the Data-Centre of the All Progressives Congress (APC), destroying equipments and the Membership Data of the party.
“Tomorrow who knows their target? For we have not forgotten that ex-president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had warned us against the nest of killers in the hands Mr President and his men.
“Ironically, these are the same security agencies three months after showing the world the master-mind of the 23rd July, 2014 attempt on General Muhammadu Buhari’s life are yet to make public the findings.
“CNPP is worried that Voter Apathy, Voter Disquiet and Voter Unhappiness are on the increase election after election as a result of Citizens Distrust emanating from the bad habit of officials of the state security services who unabashedly demonstrate partisanship.
“In sum, we call on President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, to as a matter of urgent national importance, to sack the Inspector General of the Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services, in order to absolve himself of the insinuations gaining ground that he is manipulating the security services for personal political gain”.