CSOs Condemn Siege On National Assembly

8 August 2018 National News News

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has frowned at the actions of Nigeria security personnel barricading the premises of the National Assembly and preventing them from carrying out their functions.

Addressing Newsmen in Abuja, the convener of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Dr Clement Nwankwo, described the action as unconstitutional, stating that the nation’s constitution has procedures for the removal of a presiding officer.

He emphasized that urgent measures must be taken to stop future occurrence to avoid a state of dictatorship in the country.

“Seeking forceful removal of a presiding officer and interference with the leadership of the National Assembly points to dictatorship.

“This is also a threat to our democracy and may lead to anarchy if nothing is done to refrain the security officer’s”.

Dr Nwakwo called on the acting President Yemi Oshinbajo to refrain the security agents from barricading the premises of the National Assembly.

The CSOs also demanded the additional sanctioning of the force for what has emerged to be a pattern of abuse of the country’s  Democratic Institution.

By: Julian Osamoto/Abuja

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