The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the repeated invitation of a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia for interrogations by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The PDP in a statement issued by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus on Tuesday warned the Buhari administration that no amount of pressure will deter the people from expressing their feelings under “a government that has clearly lost focus and direction.
Secondus admonished the DSS to learn how to accommodate dissenting views on issues stressing that “the good ingredients of democracy is that citizens must be allowed to have their say even when they cannot have their way on any issue.”
He said the continuous invitation of the ex-CBN top official was disrespectful of his status and unmindful of his contributions to the development of this country.
Secondus declared as repugnant, “the harassment of somebody who served this country at such high level just because he has a view different from that of the government on an issue.”
The PDP chairman added that the DSS was traumatizing Mailafia and trying to intimidate the people from airing their views on issues.
It will be recalled that Mailafia had stated that repentant Boko Haram terrorist told him that, “one of the northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria.”
Since he made the statement he has been invited by the DSS for at least three times.
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), also fined the radio station which conducted the interview for promoting hate speech.