Tuesday, August 07, 2018 9.00AM / Proshare WebTV
The Directorate of State Security this morning barricaded the gate of the National Assembly, preventing lawmakers and staff from entering the complex, which is the office for the Senate and House of Representatives.
At the moment the National Assembly is on recess and the DSS officials who blocked the gate when asked said they were acting based on instructions from above.
Senator Ben Bruce of the People’s Democratic Party representing Bayelsa State who was one of the lawmakers around the gate, in an address to journalists and staff of the National Assembly stated that Nigerians must resist anti-democratic elements in the country, who seek to undermine the democratic process in the country.
Mr Timi Frank Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, who defected from the Party in a press statement alleged that according to information he received, there was a plot to impeach Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki, who recently defected from the ruling party(APC) to the opposition(PDP) and Deputy President Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who is also a member of the PDP.
The National Assembly is now the attention and focus of political activities in the country, with the gale of defections from the Senate to the House of Representatives.
It will be recalled that 14 Senators defected from the All Progressives Congress, alongside 37 House of Representatives members who also left the ruling party.
Currently there are Policemen and DSS officials at the National Assembly Complex, staff and journalists have not been allowed to go in at the moment.
More updates to come.