Former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has condemned to the early morning invasion of the National Assembly, by a team of Department of State Security and the Nigerian Police.
The former Deputy Speaker, warned that Nigeria is too big for any individual or group to hold to ransom. “This democracy is too precious to Nigerians for any individual or group to hold to ransom. I wish to alert Nigerians that the APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole has become a 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 symbolizes our democracy and has indeed entrenched its culture, is to say the least, a failed coup, abuse of power and indeed smacks of dictatorship.
“Undoubtedly, the reported sack of the Director-General, Department of State Security, Mr. Lawal Daura, is only an afterthought and indeed a face-saving strategy that cannot divert the attention of Nigerians and the International Community from this condemnable act.
“Nigerians are taking note of their enemies who are bent on derailing their will in order to achieve their inordinate ambition to cling, perpetually on power. But our God will disgrace them. This is the time for Nigerians to close ranks against these forces of darkness to save our nation.
“I call on fellow democrats, Civil Society Organizations, professional bodies, Nigerians and the International Community to continue to be on alert to the anti-democratic vices of the APC-led government with a view to resisting their desperation to truncate our unity and plunge our nation into anarchy”.