The Action People’s Party, APP, has called for the arrest of the director general of the State Security Service, SSS, Yusuf Bichi, following his wife’s alleged attack on the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, in Kano State, Abba Yusuf.
The APP national chairman, Uche Nnadi, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Monday lamented that the continued stay in office of the DSS DG, saying it was a huge source of concern.
According to Mr Nnadi, the recent accusations trailing the secret service agency in the past weeks pose a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise of free and fair elections.
He recalled the discovery of a secret suit before an Abuja court, eventually thwarted, filed by the service, seeking arrest of CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, over trumped up charges of terrorism financing.
He also recalled attempt to get INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmoud, sacked allegedly to prevent use of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, in the forthcoming general elections.
Mr Nnadi stated that these unwarranted attacks especially the alleged detention of the Kano NNPP governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf, on the orders of the DG’s wife, Aisha, and the attack on President of Middle Belt Youth Forum and PDP House of Assembly Candidate in Kogi State, Godwin Meliga, won’t be let go unpunished or ignored by political parties.
He insisted that the DG should be arrested for his wife’s involvement in the attack and detention of Kano gubernatorial candidate, as well as other recent alleged unlawful actions by the security agency.