NASS to Security Agencies: Stop harassment of political opponents
The National Assembly today at a joint closed door session called on the executive arm of government to put a stop to the systemic harassment of perceived political opponents or people with contrary opinions in the legislature and the judiciary.
Senate President Bukola Saraki while making available reports of the joint closed door session of the National Assembly today in Abuja also asked the President to give marching orders to security agencies to contain the rising cases of insecurity in the country.
“The Security Agencies must be given marching orders to contain all the sustained killings of Nigerians and protect the lives and properties of Nigerians as this is the primary duty for any responsible government.
“The systemic harassment by the executive of perceived political opponents, people with contrary opinions in the legislature and the judiciary by the police and other security agencies must stop,” he reported.
Saraki said there must be strict adherence to the rule of law and protection for all citizens by the President and all his appointees.
“The President must be held accountable for the actions of his appointees and must be ready to sanction, those that carry out any act, that will .ridicule or endanger the country and our democracy.
“The government should show sincerity in the fight against corruption by not being selective and also prosecute current appointees that have cases pending against them,” Saraki reported further.
Additionally, he said the joint session resolved that democratic elections must be competitive and inclusive by removing the current reign of fear and intimidation particularly as the country approaches the forthcoming 2019 elections.