DSS invitation was over threats to my life, Maku explains


National Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Labaran Maku, has explained why the Department of State Services (DSS) invited him.

He said: “The purpose of the invitation was to caution me over threat to my life, contrary to allegation that the summons was for corruption-related offences.

“The DSS intercepted an information that is of interest to my personal security. So they called me to draw my attention to be careful and proactive.”

The APGA chieftain made the clarification yesterday at the party’s secretariat in Lafia, the state capital.

He explained that it was not his nature to take what does not belong to him, let alone steal from government coffers.

Lamenting that the good work by security operatives is being muddled in political waters, he urged Nigerians to appreciate and support their efforts.

The Nasarawa governorship aspirant in the 2015 election cautioned politicians against meddling in security matters.

He advised politicians not to engage in utterances and acts that could lead to the shedding of blood, as political season unfolds.

“As politicians, don’t shed blood for power, your life is just one breath away, your ambition or office is not worth the life of one soul of any citizen. Your business is to protect the lives of people.

“All politicians should not forget that there is a limit to power. The authority of every office must certainly end one day. Even if it does not end, your live will end one day and you would be made to give account of all you did,” he said.

Maku, who was a former Minister of Information, urged the political class to end the prevailing violence in the country.

He charged them to preach peaceful coexistence in the society and avoid ethnic and religious sentiment.

credit: TheGuardian