The Department of State Services (DSS) has reacted to a story making the rounds that it was under instruction to sabotage the complexion of the electoral process in Rivers State.
The governorship election in the state is yet to be concluded.
DSS’ reaction was contained in a press statement issued on Friday evening by Peter Afunanya, its Public Relations Officer, titled “DSS, NOT UNDER INSTRUCTIONS TO WORK AGAINST THE ELECTORAL PROCESS IN RIVERS STATE.”
The statement read in full: “The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the fake news that it was instructed to work against the completion of the electoral process in Rivers State.
“The Service hereby categorically states that it has never received such instructions from any quarters. As a professional agency, it will continue to adhere to the principles of justice and fairness. This is in line with Mr. President’s stance on non interference in the electoral process.
“Accordingly, the Service will partner with sister security agencies and other stakeholders to ensure a level playing ground for all the contestants in the interest of peace and stability of the country.”