National Assembly Siege: Setting such a precedent is an invitation to anarchy -Atiku
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the siege on the National Assembly by masked DSS operatives this morning calling it ‘an atrocity’ worth condemning.
Atiku in a press statement on Tuesday morning said the illegal and undemocratic attempt by fascist forces to break into the National Assembly for the purpose of furthering the agenda to force a change in the Nigerian Senate’s leadership was uncalled for.
“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, guarantees both the independence of the Legislature and Separation of Powers. Nigeria is a democracy not a military dictatorship and we the people will never return to tyranny.
“Atiku Abubakar calls on President Muhammadu Buhari and acting President Yemi Osinbajo to stop hiding behind one finger and live up to their responsibility of upholding the constitution and law and order, which they swore to on May 29, 2015.
“The acting President, being himself a Professor of Law, ought to know that setting such a precedent is an invitation to anarchy.
“There are better uses for our security forces at this time than to lay siege to our citadels of democracy. Our people are languishing in the midst of unprecedented insecurity and nationwide killings. To thus deploy our security forces in this present manner whilst Nigerians face these challenges is an abdication of responsibility to say the least.
“All Nigerians should be watchful and mobilised to defend democracy. We must remember that ‘eternal vigilance is the price of liberty’.” His statement read.