NASS Siege: Rejig the Security Apparatus now, Says PDPTGMG


The PDP Total Grassroots Mobilisation Group (PDPTGMG), southwest, has vehemently condemned the Tuesday’s siege laid to the National Assembly by men of the Directorate of State Services (DSS), describing it as absolute barbarity.
PDPTGMG in a statement by Olanrewaju Aregbesola, its national coordinator (southwest), said the siege was a coup against democracy.
According to him, “Perpetrators of this truculent and illegal act should not go unpunished if truly we are undergoing what is universally accepted as democracy.
“Political actors should be wary of their actions. Nigerians will not sit and allow desperate politicians to endanger our hard-won democracy.
“The people will cause civil revolution should anything happens to this democracy. Those who want to effect leadership change in the National Assembly should follow the due process prescribed by the Constitution.
“Unconstitutional action only begets unconstitutional response and the end is anarchy. Nigeria politicians should learn from the bitter part of our political history. It’s high time our leaders learn from history as this is the only way to avert future illegal act that could further undermine our growing democracy.”
The group commended the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for his prompt action to save the nation’s democracy.
He however, maintained that even though some “powerful” persons must have necessarily orchestrated this barricade, the sack of the DSS boss, Lawal Daura, was not enough, adding, “He should be tried for treason, while a holistic investigation be carried out to ascertain the mystery behind the unlawful invasion and barricade of the National Assembly by overbearing masked DSS members.”
Aregbesola said, “If serious action is not taken against the perpetrators of this ferociously felonious act, even the Office of the President is not safe; and such poses serious danger to the survival of democracy in Nigeria.
An anonymous quote says, “Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single act.” That is of course referring to good character since many acts can also make a bad character. There is also another quote that says “The circumstances amid which you live determine your reputation; the truth you believe determines your character.” Lawal Daura and some others in the security agencies, by virtue of many of their actions and conducts, has shown to Nigerians some of the people in our security agencies are persons whose characters are highly questionable.
“We hereby call on the federal government to re-jig the security configurations of the country. The Acting President should therefore take the bull by the horn to effect change in the top security structures.”

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