ABUJA, Nigeria – Monday Ubani, former Second Vice President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Director General of Deperatment of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Bichi, following the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore.
OgeneAfrican reported that Sowore, who is the convener of RevolutionNow Movement, was re-arrested by operatives of DSS on Friday after they invaded the courtroom of an Abuja Federal High Court and chased away lawyers.
Ubani explained that Buhari should sack Bichi because the DSS DG has embarrassed the Federal Government by sending his boys to disrupt a court proceedings.
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the legal practitioner lamented that the action of the DSS had portrayed Nigeria in the negative light within the international community.
He said: “If I am the President of the country and DSS throws my government into this embarrassment, I will even remove the DSS, whoever is in charge of that particular body.
“He (President Buhari) should relieve him (the DSS boss) of his position. He has really, clearly embarrassed this government.”
Ubani added that “what has taken place today is reported all over the world and Google doesn’t forget,” adding that foreign partners who may want to do business with the Nigerian government may backtrack based on the nation’s non-adherence to the rule of law.
“We are really in a big economic problem and will require the support of other nations in order to solve it.
“They look at your history and what is going on with respect to the rule of law and even democratic credentials, you don’t have it. Then they begin to wonder what is going on,” he said.