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‘Those Against DSS Are Enemies of Nigeria’

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All Progressives Congress Board of Trustees (BoT) member and former Acting Governor of Kogi State, Chief Clarence Olafemi has labelled those criticising the Department of State Security (DSS), over the sting operations that led to the arrest of seven high level members of the bench, including two justices of the Supreme Court, as enemies of Nigeria.

Olafemi, in Lokoja, urged all the security agencies, including the anti-graft bodies, to do more in order to salvage the country from the grip of corruption.

He said that the DSS has done nothing wrong to warrant the barrage of attack for doing what was long over due to rid the judiciary of the odious reputation it has attracted to itself.

“How do you prove beyond reasonable doubt without material evidence? How do you get material evidence without searching for it? How do you search for it without going to its source? If the search was real, meaningful and result-oriented, then how do you do it without some element of surprise?

“I think those disagreeing with DSS approach are all enemies of this country and by their actions and pronouncements we will know them”, he said.

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Olafemi said the Buhari administration will continue to endear itself to Nigerians that voted it into power, and do more to meet their aspirations.

He added, “More is needed to be done in the battle against the forces of corruption in order to get the country out of the present economic doldrums.

“Is the judiciary the first sector being touched? In fact, we should go down to the lowest platform of the judiciary – the area courts, to flush out bad eggs in their system. If these are the only courageous foundation we can lay now, the economy will naturally take shape within a short time, I believe.

“This government did not invent this judiciary rather they inherited it and reasonably believe it need sanitation. We should be cultured in the use of foul language on civilised platform- what is deceptive in a government brought to power with over two million vote difference, and for which you have ample opportunity to watch people’s judgement come 2018. Let us be good players in a democratic system”.


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