- The siege laid on the National Assembly by the operatives of the DSS has been condemned by the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo
- Osinbajo says such act is unconstitutional, adding that all perpetrators will be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action
- The acting president says the presidency knows nothing about the siege
The acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has condemned the siege laid to the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), saying that it was a gross violation of constitutional order.
Punch reports that the acting president stated that the development was not authorised by the presidency.
NAIJ.com gathers that Osinbajo condemned the act through a statement made available to journalists by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande.
The acting president assured Nigerians everyone involved in the siege would be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.
The statement read: “Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has described the unauthorised takeover of the National Assembly complex earlier today as a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order.
“According to him, the unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable.
“By this statement, Professor Osinbajo is consequently assuring Nigerians that all persons within the law enforcement apparatus who participated in this travesty will be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that during the siege on the National Assembly, its clerk, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Omolori, was denied access to the complex.
Omolori arrived the National Assembly premises at around 10:02am, but was denied entry by the masked Department of State Services (DSS) personnel who occupied the main gate of the federal legislative building.
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