- A PDP senator, Gershom Bassey, has called for a probe of the siege at the National Assembly
- Bassey said the federal government should investigate why DSS operatives invaded the Senate
- He said the allegation that the DSS DG, Lawal Daura, is working for the senate president is false
Gersom Bassey, senator elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Cross River south, has called on the federal government to investigate the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Bassey who spoke during a program on the Channels TV, said trying to link Saraki to DSS boss, Lawal Daura is ridiculous.
He said: "What we need is a proper investigation. Our government has to constitute a panel or whatever instruments they have to investigate this situation. This whole idea that we can keep speculating and having conspiracy theories. To me it does not make sense,” he said.
“Let the facts be investigated and let the chips fall where they may. Let us know what exactly what happened. The executive has all the instruments at its disposal.
“Who sent them, why they sent them, what was the DSS doing there? These are the issues we are looking at. I saw so many guns.
“Let’s not make a comedy of these situations. These are serious situations. We are trying to make a big joke out of serious situations. Why will the senate president — is he a Nollywood actor? What are we talking about. If we want to be serious. Let’s be serious, otherwise, we will keep listening to conspiracy theories.
“The other day our mace was stolen, it was very dramatic. There is a lot of drama in our politics. That is the truth and for you to blame any drama on PDP is wrong."
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the sacked Director General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Lawal Daura, will reportedly remain under house arrest according to a presidency source.
A source within the presidency claimed that shortly after Daura was dismissed by acting president, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, August 7, he was whisked away by police officers.
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