Arrest and prosecute those who masterminded invasion of National Assembly - Turaki - Trends and Politics


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Arrest and prosecute those who masterminded invasion of National Assembly - Turaki

Kabir Tanimu Turaki

Kabiru Taminu-Turaki , presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party ,PDP, Wednesday called for the arrest and prosecution of all those who masterminded the invasion and blockage of the National Assembly by the operatives of the DSS on Tuesday.
He made the call during a chat with newsmen in Akure, Ondo state after he met with the partys state leaders.
According to him, "It is important that everybody that has a hand in what happened  must be arrested and prosecuted. Let example be made out of them. 
"You must know that where you decide to follow illegal and unconstitutional instructions, then you pay for it . This is what is being done in most of the decent and civilised countries and Nigeria should not be an exception.”
Turaki supported the sack of a former Director-General of DSS, Lawal Daura by the presidency, saying the Federal Government should do more investigation into the blockage of the National Assembly by the operatives of the DSS.
According to him, sacking of the former DSS boss was not enough, for Daura could not  have single-handedly carried out the act, without an order from certain quarters.
" The event of Tuesday  is a serious threat to democracy in this country. If our democratic institution like the National Assembly could be desecrated in the way and manner that some DSS operatives did ,I believe very strongly that it is not enough for the FG to remove the head of the security agency. 
The former Minister for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs however assured that the emergence of a presidential candidate in the party would get hitch free.
Turaki said the aspirants have been meeting 'in a bid to have a candidate ahead the presidential primary of the party with any rancour
The presidential aspirant declared that  "the forthcoming presidential election, in 2019 was not about the PDP nor any individual but about the rescue of the " failing Nigeria from the APC-led government, saying that was why all the PDP aspirants agreed to support anybody that eventually emerged as the candidate of the party .
" Nigeria needs a person with good character, integrity, good health and fear of God. All the aspirants of the PDP are eminently qualified to get the ticket of the party.
" I want to say that anyone of us that get the ticket of the party will perform better than what the APC is doing to our country now. We have met and discussed with one another that we will support anyone that gets the ticket.
" The matter is not about us or the PDP but it is about the people of this country. People are being killed everyday and nothing is being done about it, our economy is nothing to write home about, the APC is moving the country backward.
"We are prepared to wrestle the power from the APC and we need the supports of the party members and the people of Nigeria.
" The situation of the country is very serious and we must come together to fight it out. We have learnt out lessons in the PDP. The APC are jittery because people are leaving them, they are scared because other opposition parties have decided to team up with the PDP to take over the power. " 

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