Matthew Seiyefa Confirmed as New Acting DG DSS, Meets Osinbajo

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On Tuesday, masked security operatives were seen blocking access to the parliament building in the capital Abuja.

Seiyefa, who hails from Bayelsa State, had earlier served as the Director of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), before he was transferred to the DSS headquarters.

AgP Yemi Osinbajo has directed the termination of the appointment of the DG of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura.

He said that the unlawful act perpetrated without the knowledge of the Presidency was condemnable, completely unacceptable and unauthorised.

Some DSS operatives had blocked the National Assembly gate Tuesday morning.

The presidency in a statement said the obstruction of lawmakers was without its consent.

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He left the Villa at about 5:05 p.m. surrounded by security personnel attached to the presidential Villa.

Another prominent member of the Pro-Saraki group, Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, accused the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, of collecting signatures of lawmakers with the aim of effecting a leadership change in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

It is not clear if the meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon will still hold after today's turn of events.

Idris spoke with State House correspondents after a meeting with the acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Although there's no local law requiring him to step down, APC stalwarts insist Saraki must resign since the ruling party still has majority in the Senate and ought to produce the Senate president in line with democratic conventions.

"The use of armed security agents to force political outcomes does not bode well for the February 2019 general election", said Malte Liewerscheidt, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, in a note.