For allegedly bringing the thugs who snatched the mace inside the chambers of the Senate, former Senate President, Chief Adolphus Wabara, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the people of Delta State to immediately commence the recall process of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central district.
Wabara also called on the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to immediately derobe the embattled Senator for his role in the saga.
Wabara who spoke at Verbatim Leadership Awards and Lecture 2018, described the incident as a rape on democracy alleging that the motive behind the incident was to install a new leadership for the Senate.
At the Verbatim Leadership Awards and Lecture 2018, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, received the Governor of the Year award while 14 others were recognized for their contributions in their various endeavours.
Speaking in his capacity as chairman of the occasion Wabara, who commented on the Senate invasion saga said, “That was a rape on democracy. I was there at the helm of affairs for almost two years and I am speaking on good authority that it was an invasion on the National Assembly. Anything can happen to me stepping out of here. The leadership of the Senate would have been affected that day because a new Senate President would have been installed that day.
“I salute the resilience of the leadership of the Senate. This senator should be recalled immediately. INEC and his people should immediately commence the process of his recall. I urge the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to start the process of derobing him.”
He also called for the strengthening of the institution of NASS even as he sought for the establishment of NASS police.
“’The National Assembly institution should be strengthened. If state governors are thinking about state police, the National Assembly should start thinking about NASS police’’.
In a veiled reference to the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari against Nigerian youths, he urged Nigerians to be resolute in their commitment to the wellbeing of the nation and resist any attempt by anybody to demonize and denigrate them.
‘’Nigerians are known for their hardwork, resilience, commitment and love for one another. Any attempt to describe us otherwise, is a false assessment.”
Earlier, publisher/editor-in-chief, Verbatim Magazine, Mr.Tobs Agbaegbu, thanked everyone for their solidarity and support. He stressed on the need for painstaking and investigative journalism as the best way to keep the leaders accountable even as he decried the harsh economic realities on the media especially the print.
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