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NASS Blockade: UK Keeps Tab on Nigeria’s Democracy

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Following the reports of blockade of National Assembly entrance by officials of the Department of State Service (DSS), the British Government has said that it is keeping a tab on the political developments in Nigeria.

This reality was made known in a statement released by the British government from its High Commission in Abuja on Tuesday.

Some People Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers were reportedly prevented from gaining access to the National Assembly at around 7 Am in the morning on Tuesday.

The operatives, however, stated that they were acting according to the order given to them.

The UK Government, however, stated that it was aware of media reports of “the situation at the National Assembly this morning.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and other political developments in Nigeria.

“The United Kingdom supports a process whereby the people of Nigeria can exercise their democratic rights to vote and be voted for.”

It declared its “unwavering support for a free, fair, credible and peaceful process and the independence of institutions, which allow for that”.

Political leaders have condemned the incident, while officials of the DSS had since left the Assembly complex, following the immediate sack of Director-General of the agency by the Federal Government.

 

 
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