Inter-Agency Rivalry: No One Is In Charge Of This Govt, Says Senator
Senator representing Ekiti South, Abiodun Olujimi, has said that the position of authority is vacuum in the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government.
Olujimi said this at the floor of the plenary on Wednesday, while responding to a motion sponsored by Senator Dino Melaye on the face-off between operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Officials of the SSS, and the EFCC were involved in a showdown on Tuesday when EFCC operatives attempted to arrest the immediate past Director-General of the SSS, Ekpenyong Ita.
A similar scenario also played out when SSS operatives prevented the anti-graft agency from arresting the former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke.
Olujimi said this is the first time “we will see gross irresponsibility in government” where no one would come in between two agencies.
“The truth is that we cannot go to a house of a security agent, a man who have kept the secrets of Nigeria for so long and just try to arrest him like chicken,” Olujimi said.
“There has to be someone we can hold responsible when two brothers are fighting, the person that is supposed to be held responsible is not doing his work.
“We are calling on Mr President to sit up. We rejected Magu as the chairman of the EFCC and up till today nothing has been said.”
Senator Melaye, on his part, called on the Senate to take an urgent action on the incidents he described as “recipe for national disaster”.
The senate also resolved to set up an adhoc committee to investigate the matter.