Disturbed by the invasion of the National Assembly complex by the Department of State Services, DSS, led by Mr Lawal Daura on the 13th of August, 2018, senators have concluded arrangements to sponsor a motion demanding judicial probe.
on the 16th of August, 2018, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LOCKED FOR STAFFS AND JOURNALISTS Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau (PDP, Bauchi Central) and Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim (PDP, Kwara South), said they would sponsor the motion when the Senate resumes plenary in September.
The senators said:
“Is it not curious that the Federal Government has not deemed it necessary to constitute a judicial panel, to conduct an impartial and public inquiry into the recent siege on the National Assembly, which amounted to a coup against democracy in the country? The Federal Government cannot afford to sweep this treasonable act under the carpet nor commit it to a secret in-house committee, that may fail to do justice to the matter by treating the heist like business as usual.”
While warning that security forces should not be used to derail the nation’s democracy, Misau and Rafiu called on Nigerians and the international community to remain alert in order to frustrate further attempts to truncate the nation’s democracy through illegal deployment of security forces to harass and arrest political opponents.
“Any attempt to sweep this siege under the carpet by not setting up a judicial panel to determine the role and level of involvement of those who masterminded the shameful act will be resisted by the National Assembly, and by extension, Nigerians.” They added.
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