Former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha has also condemned yesterday’s invasion of the National Assembly complex by a team of DSS operatives. Ihedioha, who said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, was behind the whole saga, warned that the country was too big for any individual or group to hold ransom.
Speaking through his Media Aide, Mr. Chibuike Onyeukwu, Ihedioha described the NASS invasion as a sacrilege and slap on Nigerians. He said: “I wish to alert Nigerians that the APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, and his band of notorious gangsters have become a nuisance and an increasing threat to our democracy, and must not be allowed to truncate our hard-earned democratic government.
“The legislature is the fulcrum of democratic practice, consequently, the assault on the people’s House, an institution that symbolises our democracy and has, indeed, entrenched its culture, is, to say the least, a failed coup, abuse of power and, indeed, smacks of dictatorship.” Ihedioha described the dismissal of the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura as an after thought by the Presidency and alleged that “the APC government is bent on scuttling the hard-fought democracy by their anti democratic posture.”