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PDP Calls For Punishment Of Those Behind NASS Blockade

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PDP Members Stress The Need To Punish Those Behind NASS Blockade.

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to set up a judicial panel to investigate and punish those behind the blockade of the National Assembly.

The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of PDP, Senator Jibrin Walid, Naija News learnt, described the act as a treasonable action against democracy, said the action of the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives could send the country to doom.

Also, former PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, in a statement signed by his spokesman, Malam Mukthar Sirajo, yesterday, said those behind the invasion should be punished to serve as deterrent.

In Walid’s Words, “The recent attempt to tamper with the legitimate function of the National Assembly by selfish individuals who attempted to block the complex should be condemned and appropriate action taken against the intruders.

“In this respect, the Acting President Osinbajo should be praised for taking a decision to do away with the DSS Director-General, Lawal Daura, as he promised that the situation would be further investigated.”

“The purported resignation of our Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, is also an act of democracy.”

“Therefore, considering the recent action taken by Osinbajo, the PDP is happy to donate Akpabio to APC through him with great pleasure, as we have many PDP senators to do that job which has been upgraded to Majority Leader.

“On behalf of the BoT, we wish Akpabio bye-bye and safe journey,” he added.

Makarfi on his part said, “The siege on the National Assembly by armed men of the DSS signposted a new low that anti-democracy agents seem ready to bring our country and its democratic processes to.

As Nigerians grieve over this heinous and unforgivable show of desperation and impunity, I find it necessary to once again commiserate and identify with, not only the leadership and members of the National Assembly, but also the entire peace-loving and democratic Nigerians.”

He further re-affirmed his belief “in the inalienable rights of all Nigerians to legitimately belong to whatever platform they wish to identify with without let or hindrance from any quarters.”

According to him, “these rights, enshrined in not only our constitution, but also in many other international conventions, must be respected by all, especially a government, which itself is a product and beneficiary of same.

All forms of intimidation and persecution against people doing nothing other than exercising their God-given and constitutional rights must stop forthwith.”

 
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