- The siege by masked men of the Department of State Security (DSS) is generating reactions across the country
- Prominent Nigerians have condemned the action by the security outfit, saying their conduct portends danger for Nigeria's democracy
- Governor Nyesom Wike is among those who rhave eacted to the invasion
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has condemned the siege on the National Assembly by the DSS, urging Nigerians to rise up against the growing dictatorship of the federal government.
Governor Wike on Tuesday, August 7, declared that the action of the government is condemnable and has the capacity to truncate the nation's democracy.
He said: “All well meaning Nigerians should stand up against this dictatorship. All over the world this has never happened.
“Nigerians should not stand aloof and watch what is going on. This will consume so many people if we don't rise against it.”
Governor Wike called on National Assembly members to stand firm in defence of the nation's democracy.
“All members of the National Assembly should resist that anti-democratic attempt and stand-up to defend our democracy,” he added.
The governor berated his colleagues who are happy with the anti-democratic plots of the government, warning that it might be their turn tomorrow.
“Those governors happy with what is happening today should know that it will be their turn tomorrow. The same cabal will turn against these governors.
“This is condemnable and unacceptable to us. You must follow set-down rules. You cannot talk about fighting corruption and refuse to respect the rule of law,” he concluded.
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Meanwhile, as the siege on the National Assembly continues, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Omolori, has been denied access to the National Assembly.
Omolori arrived the National Assembly premises at around 10:02am, but was denied entry by the masked DSS personnel who are currently occupying the main gate of the federal legislative building.
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