- Ahmad Ali wants those behind the siege on the National Assembly to be arrested and proesecuted
- Ali, the speaker of the Kwara House of Assembly, said his call for action is not about Saraki
- He commends Osinbajo for the sack of Lawal Daura, the director general of the DSS
Ahmad Ali, the speaker of the Kwara House of Assembly, has expressed worries over the forthcoming 2019 general elections, especially with the drama that played out at the National Assembly, on Tuesday, August 7.
Daily Sun reports that Ali spoke in Ilorin, Kwara state, following the siege on the National Assembly by personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The speaker urged Nigerians to rise to the occasion just as he pleaded with the government to ensure that everyone involved in the invasion is brought to book.
Ali also urged aggrieved lawmakers in the Senate to mobilise the required number if they are desirous of removing the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, or wait till the Senate reconvenes to test their strength.
“It’s good the acting president has risen to the occasion to clear his name.
“This is the time for every Nigerian to start talking about the political situation in the country in the interest of the nation’s democracy.
“It is not until the nations democracy crumble that groups and individuals will start condemning the situation. We should stop this gradual desecration of the nation’s democracy.
“I am from Kwara state and I am the speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly and I love Bukola Saraki, the Senate president.
“But I will still talk if it is another person that is involved. If you want to sack Saraki go and get the number required by law or you reconvene the Senate properly. If not that it should not be by force.
“I have seen so many lawmakers even APC members in the National Assembly and they have condemned the disgrace and embarrassment that presented itself in the National Assembly.
“Every Nigerian should stand up, silence is no longer golden. We can solve these issues by ourselves you don’t need foreign government to solve it for us. We should reject it in its entirety.
“The acting president should take disciplinary action against everyone that had knowledge of the issue.
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“He can use the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to unravel everyone involved. This is not about Saraki. The proper thing to do is to follow the due process and abide by the rules.
“My fear is for 2019; will credible and fair election hold? These are questions I cannot answer too, we should not fool ourselves.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the special adviser to the president on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu, accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of being behind the Tuesday, August 7 siege on the National Assembly by the Department of State Services (DSS).
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