Blockade of National Assembly: Sack of DG DSS, not enough- PDP - Trends and Politics


Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Blockade of National Assembly: Sack of DG DSS, not enough- PDP

Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday asked the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to forget the idea of using the sacked Director General (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura as ‘the fall guy’ for Tuesday’s invasion of the National Assembly by security forces.
The PDP maintained that the invasion by the DSS and Police was with the absolute knowledge and approval of President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo, and the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that Daura’s sack was an afterthought, diversionary and deceitful.
According to a statement issued by the party, "the Presidency’s sack of Daura was a damage-control stunt and a knee-jerk gimmick which came as a response to the national and international outcry against the armed invasion of our legislature by security agents as directed by the Buhari Presidency.
"The action of security agents that blocked the National Assembly is treasonable and must attract appropriate sanctions under our law. It is not enough to take populist approach of easing Daura out of office. 
"Our party demands an immediate investigation by an independent panel of inquiry headed by a retired Chief Justice of Nigeria to examine the remote and immediate cause of the invasion.
"Moreover, Section 16 of the Legislative House (Powers and Privileges) Act, 2017, provides that any person, who by any act, obstructs members of the National Assembly from performing their legislative duties, is liable and punishable by imprisonment."

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