A source close to the presidency has described as false, rumours of plans to overturn the sacking of former Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura. 

Some persons had gone to President Muhammadu Buhari while he was in London on vacation, to ask him to counter the position of then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

Osinbajo had ordered Daura's sack, following the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS operatives.

According to The Nation, the source said: "There were allegations that Osinbajo sacked Daura before informing the President who was on vacation.

"However, they were not aware that the President and the Vice President had discussed the fate of Daura and some security chiefs at least two weeks before the President proceeded on vacation in London. The two leaders had agreed on the need to effect a few changes."

Restating that there were no plans to bring back Daura, the source said: “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.

“Osinbajo acted in line with the template set by his boss and acted appropriately.”

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