Nigeria is gradually becoming a police state where citizens have no more rights to express their entitled opinions as the Department of State Services (DSS) was reported to have invited a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’aba, for questioning on Monday.
Although the details of the invitation scheduled for Monday in Abuja were still sketchy, we gathered that his invitation may not be unconnected with his recent interview on Channels Television on Thursday regarding the agenda to bring about a new Nigeria that works for all. Recall that the DSS also recently invited the former Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor, Dr Obadiah Mailafia.
Dr Mailafia, who was vexed by the senseless killing of innocent people in Kaduna State by Boko Haram and bandits with both the government of the Kaduna State led by Nasir El’ Rufai and the Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) watching had in an interview with a radio station alleged that he had it on good authority that a certain northern governor was a commander of Boko Haram.
In the case of Na’aba, the former lawmaker and Prof. Pat Utomi, former presidential candidate and founder of the Lagos Business School, on July 7, 2020 formed NCFront, a new political movement. The invitation of Na’aba was contained in a terse statement by its Head (Public Affairs Bureau) and former presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, entitled: “News Flash: DSS Invites NCFront leader and former Speaker, Ghali Umar Na’aba.”
The statement reads, “Distinguished Compatriots! Please be notified that the DSS on Friday sent an invitation to NCFront Co-Chair and former Speaker of (the House of Representatives) Nigeria, Rt Hon. Ghali Umar Na’aba after his very profound interview on Channels Television on Thursday in regard to the agenda of the NCFront to bring about a new Nigeria. “However, our leader, Ghali Umar Na’aba has decided to honour the DSS invitation and therefore shall be visiting the DSS Headquarters in Abuja on Monday at 12noon.
“All NCFront Organs, Structures and Allies nationwide are, by this notice, put on the alert as “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”