DSS takeover of National Assembly ‘completely unacceptable’- Osinbajo

Aug 08, 2018, 04:46
DSS takeover of National Assembly ‘completely unacceptable’- Osinbajo

"The acting President was convinced that the IGP did not mobilize his men to the legislature and that was why he was not sacked along with the DG DSS", the source said.

THEWILL recalls that Osinbajo had earlier on Tuesday announced the sack of Daura via a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande without stating the reason.

Nigeria's security forces stopped lawmakers entering parliament on Tuesday in a blockade seen by the opposition as a bid to intimidate its leaders, but the presidency condemned the move and the acting president fired the head of the security agency.

Earlier today, the national assembly complex was besieged by officers of the DSS who prevented lawmakers from gaining access to the building.

The presidency later said Matthew B. Seiyefa, the most senior director in the DSS, will act as director general until further notice.

The Acting President also met with the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, whose officers have also been involved in questionable actions, most recently their invasion of the Benue State House of Assembly.

Daura is however in a closed-door meeting with the Acting President, now holding at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Lawmakers loyal to Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) are believed to be planning to oust the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.

It added: "If anything, they urged the Senators and Members to remain steady in their grave plan to ridicule our bastion of democracy, the National Assembly".

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".

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