dasukiOverwhelmed by the recent turn of events around him , the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), has opened up on how he facilitated the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate President Muhammadu Buhari. at the May 28 presidential polls against that of his then boss former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“I gave my best for this transition, which led to the victory of the opposition over the ruling party”, Dasuki said
Dasuki, who was placed under house arrest between Thursday evening and Friday afternoon by operatives of the Department of State Security Services, DSS, said he intentionally turned blind eye to breaches and actions of the opposition APC against the administration of former President Jonathan, because he wanted to be “fair to all as NSA”.
Dasuki who was retained in office by Buhari more than one month after the Jonathan’s administration that appointed him left the presidential villa, was sacked last week Tuesday. According to Dasuki he “had security cause to act on some issues” but opted not to do what he should have done and that inaction on his part led to the victory of President Buhari in the March 28 presidential election.
“I was fair to all as NSA. Even when I had security cause to act on some issues, inflammatory comments and actions against the government of the day by those in the opposition, I exercised restraint. I did not restrict anyone’s movement, I never asked security agent to occupy anybody’s house.
“But that is the new change we have, this is our own definition of democracy. All I know is that everything has a beginning and an end in a democracy. I gave my best for this transition, which led to the victory of the opposition over the ruling party,” Mr. Dasuki said.
Speaking in an interview with The Nation, Col. Dasuki accused the Muhammadu Buhari administration of witch hunt and lamented that the administration he assisted to power is now desperate to nail him for uncertain reasons.
Recalling his travails in the hands of DSS officers and operatives, Dasuki said “the SSS operatives came in two trucks with a search warrant from a Magistrate Court. The warrant gave them the power to search for illegal weapons and any incriminating item. You can imagine what that is supposed to mean..
“I left office on Tuesday and they got the warrant on Wednesday and executed it by 6pm on Thursday.
“From 6pm on Thursday, throughout the night till about 6am this morning (Friday), they were searching my house looking for incriminating items.
“They restricted my movement. I cannot go out and no one can visit me. All those who attempted to see me were stopped from doing so.
“In fact, my son was blocked from entering my residence. My two cooks, who used to come from their homes to prepare my meals, were also disallowed from leaving my house.
“The only person allowed was the man who feeds my dogs. And he only related with the dogs.
“I could not go out to perform the Eid-el-Fitr prayer because of the restriction,” he said.
“Even when I sought permission to go to Eid Praying ground, they promised to provide a vehicle but they never did.
“This is just a witch-hunt; they are desperately looking for something to implicate me.
“They went to my father’s house including breaking into the ceiling to look for incriminating documents. They broke a safe in my father’s house.
“Also, my sister kept a 20-year old box in my father’s house, they also forced it open. What has my father got to do with this?
“And the old man is in hospital in London. He was shocked to hear that they broke into his house. The good thing is that they did not find anything.”
He however declared that in spite of the “witch hunt” he has nothing to fear.
As at the time of going to press last night, neither the DSS nor the presidency were available to respond to the allegations made by the former NSA. Efforts made to get reactions from the spokespersons of the SSS and president Buhari were unsuccessful.

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  • God’s Judgement

    He who believes these old fools corrupt devil will believe anything. Perhaps he had a lost memory: He went to London to stop the election. He forced Jega to postponed the election as a grand plan of PDP to rigged the election. When Jega couldn’t compromised they gave up. I think this old man is confused with the revelation of the amount of money he will go down for in a big time. We hardcore APC won’t buy your crab story.