More Nigerians have continued to condemn the detention of business mogul, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Ubah, who is the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, was detained by the DSS on May 4, 2017 over a business transaction between his company and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
In a reaction to Ubah’s ordeal in the hands of the DSS on Tuesday, an activist and lawyer, Mr. Wisdom Durueke, said that it was a political vendetta by the Presidency to punish and strangulate his business interest for supporting former President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election through his grassroots political network - Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN).
Durueke, who spoke on the implication of DSS action, told The AUTHORITY in Owerri, the Imo State capital that “if the issue is not politically masterminded, how does a dispute about who owes who and how much, between the NNPC and Capital Oil, should become a national security issue?”.
The human rights activist said that the scenario could be likened to how Federal Government ruined the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola for participating in the June 12, 1993 presidential election as well as former Abia State governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, for having the gut to challenge former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Durueke recalled that Ubah through TAN campaigned vigorously for Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who lost the 2015 presidential elections to the incumbent President Muhammud Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He accused the Federal Government of using the security agencies to “intimidate, harass and frustrate” its perceived political enemies.