Politics : Atiku calls for a halt of the illegal and anti-democratic siege

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

Atiku calls for a halt of the illegal and anti-democratic siege

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has also reacted to the sack of the Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, as he calls for an abrupt end to what he called illegal and anti-democratic siege on the National Assembly.

This is following the decision of the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo who sacked the DG of DSS, Daura yesterday following DSS invasion of the National Assembly.


However, in his reaction to the episode which played out yesterday, Atiku commended Osinbajo for listening to what he called “the clarion call of Nigerians” and also for taking action to “halt the illegal and anti-democratic siege” on the National Assembly by men of the DSS.

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The former Vice President, through a statement by his Media Office, said sack of Daura had given meaning to the “cries of Nigerians that we will not tolerate such anti-democracy actions.”

The Waziri of Adamawa, while supporting Osinbajo’s action, called on all statesmen and political leaders to put aside “partisanship and rally round the acting President during these fragile times for our democracy.”

He also called for an “independent judicial panel of inquiry to investigate Tuesday’s incidence at the National Assembly and get to the root of the matter so that those responsible can be identified and punished.’

“These are delicate times for Nigeria and all lovers of democracy and the rule of law must be extra watchful, lest anti-democratic forces take advantage of all we have worked hard to build,” he added.