The Patriots Network Nigeria and Citizens Stability Forum has described moves by some influential individuals to prevent the DSS from investigating the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele as unfortunate and unpatriotic.
The group during a press conference in Kano on Monday said, these disgruntled elements and their proxies whom have benefited from sort of contracts and financial favors are sponsoring protests by some selfish CSOs and attacking the DSS and it’s DG. Yusuf Bichi.
According to the convener, Muktar Lawal, noted that, it is amazing why Mr. Emefiele who can afford the best lawyers in the country chose not to clear himself of the economic financial crimes of national security dimension he’s being accused of.
He said, these selfish elements who are best described as enemies of the state are using every influence at their disposal to lobby and beg the president to call the DSS to drop the investigations while on the other hand using other channels to smear the name of the DSS Director-General and his Staff.
“Emefiele’s cohorts and friends who assisted him in fleeing the country are busy recruiting the influence of some Monarchs and Traditional Rulers for the President to stop the investigation”.
“They are also sponsoring some civil society organizations to stage protest in the favor of the CBN Governor and using some media outlets to attack the DSS”
Furthermore, they noted that the recent purported clash between the entourage of Mrs. Bichi and that of NNPP, Kano Guber Candidate has been highjacked by the same distractors sponsoring articles and comments on social media targeting at tainting Mr. Bichi’s image and leadership.
“They must understand that he cannot be blackmailed or intimidated”, they said.
The groups called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to give listening ears to those pushing for the LEAVE HIM ALONE agenda so as not to reverse gains made by his government in fighting corruption.
They call on Nigerians to stand by the DSS in discharging their constitutional duty of intelligence gathering, prevention and detection of any crime/terrorism against the internal security of the country.
“Nigerians should not allow politicians and selfish elements to turn us against the very institution that protect our security interest and enemies of this country”, they added.