N’Assembly: APC justifies DSS invasion, says Saraki invited thugs to complex

DSS at National Assembly

Twenty -four hours after the All Progressives Congress had condemned the invasion of the National Assembly by security agencies, the party has come out to justify the invasion, alleging that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki had invited thugs to the complex to cause trouble. The party had issued a statement on Tuesday after the sack of the Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, condemning the invasion. It the statement from the APC National Publicity Secretary, Hon.…

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N’Assembly invasion by DSS not authorized – Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, said the takeover of the National Assembly by security operatives earlier in the day was a gross violation of the constitutional order. He said the development was not authorised by the Presidency. Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, made the Acting President’s position known in a statement made available to journalists. He promised that all persons within the law enforcement apparatus who participated in the siege would be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action. The statement read,…

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Tambuwal condemns siege on National Assembly, applauds sack of DSS boss

Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State, has condemned in strong terms Tuesday’s invasion of the National Assembly complex in Abuja by armed security operatives. Tambuwal described the action as direct and unacceptable indication of contempt for the sanctity of the Legislature as a stronghold of democracy. The governor also applauded the immediate sack of the Director General of DSS, Lawal Daura, whose personnel barricaded the entrance to the National Assembly complex and prevented some lawmakers, newsmen and staff of the National Assembly from entering the premises…

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Wike, Ortom condemn DSS invasion of National Assembly

Nyesom Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, and his Benue state counterpart, Samuel Ortom, have condemned the siege on the National Assembly by the DSS, urging Nigerians to rise up against the growing dictatorship of the federal government. Governor Wike on Tuesday, August 7, declared that the action of the government is condemnable and has the capacity to truncate the nation’s democracy. He said: “All well meaning Nigerians should stand up against this dictatorship. All over the world this has never happened. “Nigerians should not stand aloof and watch what is…

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N’Assembly Invation: An invitation to anarchy – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the invasion of the National Assembly by security operatives. He said the action was geared towards forcefully changing the Senate’s leadership. Atiku, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, condemned what he described as “this atrocity;” and called on all those involved “to put Nigeria first and abandon this madness.” He said that the constitution of Nigeria, as amended, guarantees both the independence of the Legislature and separation of powers. He said, “Nigeria is a democracy, not a military dictatorship and we, the…

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National Assembly clerk leaves premises, says ‘I can’t work without my staff’

DSS at National Assembly

Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, has left the premises of the assembly after members of his staff were denied entrance to the complex. Upon arrival, Mohammed approached the DSS officials at the entrance and turned back after minutes of deliberation. Speaking to journalists, Mohammed did not say in clear terms whether he was denied entrance while claiming he would not have entered because members of his staff were outside. “He is telling me they have security issues. I don’t know why this is. Even if I enter, how…

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BREAKING: Senators, Reps allowed into National Assembly (VIDEO)

DSS at National Assembly

Some senators and members of the House of Representatives have been allowed entrance into the National Assembly. The lawmakers, who were initially denied access into the complex by DSS security operatives. Senators Ben Murray Bruce, Biodun Olujimi, Rafiu Ibrahim, Isa Misau, Abdullahi Gumel all entered the premises. Some members of the House of Representatives also entered. Details later…

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