JUST IN: APC defends DSS blockade of NASS after previously condemning it

JUST IN: APC defends DSS blockade of NASS after previously condemning it

- The All Progressives Congress has made a U-turn in its position over the blockade of the National Assembly by security operatives

- The party, which condemned the act and dissociated itself from it, has now defended the action of the security operatives

- Operatives of the Department of State Services laid siege on the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 7

After condemning the siege laid to the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has made a U-turn in its position on the development by blaming the Senate president Bukola Saraki, for the siege.

The ruling party had earlier joined other individuals, groups and foreign diplomatic missions to condemn the blockade of NASS on Tuesday, August 8.

NAIJ.com gathers that the party described the action of the security agencies as an unfortunate invasion and dissociated itself from “any act of brigandage and affront on the sacred symbols of our budding democracy.”

However, the party took another position on the blockade in a statement signed by its acting national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, and made available to newsmen.

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The party accused Saraki of mobilising thugs to the National Assembly to assault the only APC lawmaker present at the Assembly, Honourable EJ Agbonayinma.

The statement read: "Why did the Senate president mobilise thugs to the National Assembly who almost lynched Honourable EJ Agbonayinma, the only APC federal lawmaker present but for the timely intervention of security operatives.

"Why did the Senate president reconvene the National Assembly? Ostensibly as a pre-emptive move to frustrate federal lawmakers move to impeach him.

"Is it not curious that only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) federal lawmakers were present in their numbers-some as early as 7am, while the majority APC federal lawmakers were elsewhere holding a caucus meeting on the state of the nation.

"We call on security agencies and relevant bodies to as a matter of urgency probe these findings and take all necessary and legitimate action to stop these illegalities which pose a direct and ominous threat to our democracy."

The party reiterated its call for the Senate president to resign from his position, saying that he now belongs to the minority.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) condemned the blockade of the National Assembly by masked DSS operatives and dissociated itself from the development.

The party in a statement issued by its acting national publicity, Yekini Nabena said it is law abiding.

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Source: Naija.ng

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