PDP decries DSS plans to compromise Rivers election tribunal
National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday alleged that the Department of State Security Service, DSS is palnning to compromise the election tribunal in Rivers State.
Speaking with Journalists on Wednesday at the end of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh said that PDP has uncovered plots and plans by the new Director General of SSS to interfere in political issues, especially on Tribunal issues, warning that such an action could lead to totalitarianism and draconian regime where apparatus of a ruling party will influence electoral matters.
According to Metuh, ”PDP has uncovered plot by the newly appointed DG DSS to interfere on political issues especially tribunal matters, in that regard the NWC is aware that the DG DSS has even invited some people in relation to Rivers state and other states tribunal and trying to discuss such matters with tribunal members.
“The PDP alerts the national and international communities that this gross interference in democratic affairs can lead to totalitarian regime” Metuh said.
Similarly, the PDP has also raised complaint about the dissolution of local government councils in Plateau and Katsina states, saying that by dismantling local government structures unilaterally, the police has aided and abetted them in truncating the tenure of duly elected local councils.
Metuh who explained that the NWC was in the process of re-constituting the PDP Board of Trustee (BoT) in consultation with stakeholders as result of defection from the party, maintained that the NWC has also approved the ward and state congresses for Anambra state to begin from Tuesday next week.