FG vs Sowore: DSS does not need President Buhari's permission to carry out its duty- Garba Shehu

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The Presidency has said the Department of State Services, DSS does not need the permission of President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to do its work whenever it needs to act.

The Presidency said this while reacting to the prosecution of OMOYELE SOWORE by Nigeria's Secret police.

Presidential spokesman, GARBA SHEHU noted that SOWORE’s antecedents and actions ordinarily make him a person of interest to the DSS. 

The Presidency added that no government will allow anybody to openly call for destabilization in the country and do nothing.

He said so far, the agency had acted within its constitutional powers and did not need to seek BUHARI’s approval to act on security matters.

SHEHU in the statement circulated in the media stressed that Nigeria's democracy was a long time in the making, and was achieved after decades of often harsh, military-led overthrows of government: which is the kind of situation SOWORE was advocating.

The Presidency therefore submitted that SOWORE was no ‘ordinary citizen’ expressing his rights as perceived by the public but a former presidential candidate and convener of revolution protests against a democratic government.


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