By Uche Mbah
Facts are emerging on how the former Director of Security services, DSS, Lawan Daura, ran his empire, and how the defection campaign campaign fund handed to Akpabio may have been handled by the ruling party. An interview granted to an online medium by his erstwhile colleague, Abdulwahab Abdulrhahaman, a retired DSS official who served with Daura until 2016, revealed that e is a man of insatiable greed.
“Daura was receiving money from everyone, including the president’s enemies”, Abdulrahman told Premium Times. “I noticed immediately we started work that for Lawal Daura it is simply about the money. In one of the earlier meetings, he suggested that we should request for one billion to start work. Where will Buhari see one billion to give us?” He was refering to the campaign days of pre 2015, where both worked on the security angle of the campaigns.
But the Chief of staff, Mallam Abbah Kyarri, confirmed that Buhari was aware of the planned siege. This magazine gathered that Adams Oshiomhole, the APC chairman, had told President Buhari to go on Vacation, that within ten days he will remove Saraki. On his twittwr handle, Abba Kyari twitted: “APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomole instructed Mr Lawal Musa Daura to lay siege on the National Assembly,the presidency knew about it”.This magazine gathered that the first attempt at impeaching Saraki and installing senator Ahmed Lawan gulped a whooping $50 million, and that the money could not be fully accounted for. The current plot was to cost the party $25 million. This was apart from the fund allegedly earmarked for the impeachment signatures.This was provided for Senator Akpabio to bring with him two senators and one governor each from South east and south south. Akpabio has been able to deliver only himself. He was said to have ferried crowds from all over the county by asking those who want to come for his declaration from anywhere to do so. He hired a live band that attracted free spectators .
It is gathered that other party faithfuls are kicking, asking for an account of the money. This magazine already reported how money was moved during the Tuesday attempted impeachment of the Senate leadership.It was gathered that the outsmarting of the party by Bukola Saraki has put Oshiomhole in a quandary, on how to account for the expenses from Buhari. The country was running aground due to the massive expenses, hence the presidency was begging the National Assembly to resume and treat as urgent the INEC budget.