DSS takeover of National Assembly ‘completely unacceptable’- Osinbajo
Aug 08 2018
In the statement signed by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, Secondus said the final plan for the invasion of National Assembly was made when the outgoing Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, visited the president in London at the weekend.
No reason was been given for the siege, but one of the operatives said "it is order from above".
"Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice", Akande said.
Recall that President Buhari is now on vacation in London.
The former vice president said this on Tuesday, via his Facebook page, while reacting to the siege of the complex by the DSS.
The Acting President condemned the takeover of the National Assembly complex, describing it as "a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order".
Several of the lawmakers, mostly from the opposition party, posted images and videos of the blockade, which happened early Tuesday morning.
Senators loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari have relocated to Sheraton Hotel in Abuja to finalize a plot to impeach the Senate president, Bukola Saraki.
The PDP commended federal lawmakers, Nigerians, the media as well as the worldwide community "who rose in defence of our democracy, even as we remind all not to let down their guards". Parliament went on recess last week until September 25 but meetings were to be held on Tuesday.
Prince Secondus said in a statement from his media office, signed by Ike Abonyi that the President left the country to United Kingdom for 10 days medical leave to enable the nefarious activities they lined out against democracy be executed in his absence.