President Muhammadu Buhari is said to have ignored pressure for the reinstatement of sacked Director-General of Department of State Security (DSS), Mr Lawal Daura.
The Nation reports that the President had foreclosed the recall despite pressure from some quarters, including members of his kitchen cabinet.
It reported that some of the lobbyists went to see the President in London to mount pressure for the reversal of Daura’s sack.
Daura was sacked by then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the blockade of the entrance of the National Assembly during Buhari’s absence, which caused outrage across the country.
Sources claim that
“The forces pushing for Daura’s reinstatement have lost the battle because the President has foreclosed his return.
“The President has no plans to bring back Daura under any guise. He believes this administration is one and will not overrule his deputy. He is a man of discipline and not an ethnic bigot.
“What happened is that some ministers, a few kitchen cabinet members and influential people close to the President sneaked into London to meet with Buhari to overturn Daura’s sack.”
Seiyefa, Daura’s successor had earlier served as the Director of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), before he was transferred to the DSS headquarters.
With about 34 years of experience, Seiyefa had served in different capacities, including State Director in Osun, Akwa Ibom, and Lagos states.