- Speaker Yakubu Dogara laments that the country's law enforcement agents are yet to give explanation concerning the invasion of the Senate
- Dogara says if hoodlums could so easily invade the Senate, then they can attack Aso Rock and the judiciary
- The House is investigating the circumstances that led to the invasion and stealing of the mace at the Senate
The speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has again reacted to the recent invasion of the Senate chamber describing it as an attack on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Dogara, if the National Assembly could be invaded by hoodlums, the implication is that the Supreme Court and the Presidential Villa, could also be attacked.
The Sun reports that Dogara spoke when he ruled on a motion by Alhassan Ado-Doguwa calling on the House to probe the circumstances surrounding the invasion of the Senate and recommend appropriate sanctions to anyone fund culpable.
The report said Dogara condemned comments by some people linking the suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege to the invasion of the Senate chamber by alleged political thugs.
He argued that no amount of anger should prompt any member of the legislative arm to sponsor thugs to invade the parliament.
“Nothing stops thugs from invading a court if the precedence is allowed to continue and we do not have to wait until the villa is attacked, until we take action.
“Any attack on the Legislature is an attack on Buhari’s government, an attack on the court institution is an attack on Buhari’s government, an attack on the executive is an attack on Buhari’s government.
“I have listened to debate on both social and conventional media, sometimes even enlightened commentators are trying draw a moral equivalence between the position of the senate to suspending a member and the act of treason perpetrated within the premises of the National Assembly.
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“There is no amount of anger that should allow any member to attempt or much less procure thugs to carry out treasonous act within the premises of the National Assembly,” Dogara said adding that it was unfortunate that since the incident occurred, the security agencies had not bothered to give an explanation to the leadership of the National Assembly.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives held a meeting over the invasion of the upper chamber and snatching of its mace by suspected thugs.
The meeting which took place on Monday night, April 23, had in attendance president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu and deputy speaker, Lasun Yusuf.
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