Yabagi Sani, the chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has requested the Department of State Service (DSS) to identify and detain people it believes are responsible for the country’s intentions to appoint an interim administration.
The DSS announced on March 29 that it had uncovered a scheme by “misguided” political actors to suspend the constitution and impose a provisional administration in the nation as the May 29 deadline for the installation of the new government draws near.
Sani, who is also the chairman of the African Development Party (ADP), however, stated on Channels Television on Wednesday that it is not sufficient for the DSS to reveal a plot against the interim government and that the security agency should go further to identify the plotters as well as take action against them.
“To put it mildly, it is embarrassing because, in my opinion, the DSS—the organization responsible for acquiring intelligence and disseminating it to other agencies—should be taking action. And I don’t believe the DSS coming and making this announcement in the way they are making it serves the interests of this nation.
To us, it would have made sense that so-and-so is implicated, so-and-so has been detained, is being questioned, or has undergone whatever other action has been taken. Okay, so what should we do as American politicians or citizens? There’s nothing we can do.” Sani responded,
According to him, law enforcement officials must show that no one is above the law since doing so will dissuade others from trying to undermine democracy in the nation.