El –Rufai:Amaechi ,Ngige lead APC team to SSS hqtrs in Abuja



El Rufai  600Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi led the delegation of All Progressives Congress, APC stalwarts that accompanied Mallam Nasir El Rufai on Monday morning to the headquarters of Department of State Security,DSS otherwise known as SSS.Also in the delegation was Senator Chris Ngige .
El Rufai chose to finally honour the invitation today after a dramatic manhunt for him since Friday by the agency.In fact , his party the APC and other stakeholders had condemned the SSS for the harassment of the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory,FCT .Operatives of the agency invaded his Abuja home Friday.He is the interim deputy national secretary of APC.
Amaechi told reporters he was delegated by the party to lead the team .El Rufai also repeated his vow that he would not be silenced .
The minister told reporters he believes he is being harassed “ because I sued the SSS for detaining me unlawfully in Awka, that is the main reason and of course they have to find some other reasons too because there’s nothing I have said that history has not proven.I said elections should be free and fair; if they are not free and fair, there would be violence,”
Continuing ,he added “It is all about politics. It is all an attempt to intimidate and silence the opposition against crying out that elections are likely to be rigged by the PDP, and we will continue to speak. They can continue to arrest me until we get a free and fair election in Nigeria,” he said.
The former minister has repeatedly been persecuted by the SSS since he returned from exile.And he is no neither worried nor embarrassed by this seemingly regular face-off with the SSS.“Look, embarrassment is part of life; it does not matter. All I want to say is that whoever violates the law should face the consequences. We would pursue our right in court and in the court of public opinion,” El Rufai said.

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