#NASSUnderSiege: APC Changes Position, Blames Saraki For DSS Invasion
Twenty-four hours after the All Progressives Congress condemned the invasion of the National Assembly by security agencies, the party has swallowed it's words.
The party has accused the Senate President, Bukola Saraki of inviting thugs to the complex to cause trouble.
The party had issued a statement on Tuesday after the sack of the Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, condemning the invasion.
The party's Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena said, “The All Progressives Congress (APC) condemns in strongest terms, today’s unfortunate invasion of the National Assembly by security forces. Our Party wholly dissociates itself from any act of brigandage and affront on the sacred symbols of our budding democracy.
“Our Party remains a law-abiding political organisation and advises every constituent part to abide by the tenets of our constitution and our democracy.”
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However, on Wednesday the party recounted on its earlier position, as it said, “Following Tuesday’s incident at the National Assembly, our investigations have now uncovered the sinister plot hatched by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to foment violence in the legislative chamber all in a bid to stop his impeachment.
“Our investigations uncovered and noted the following: We are now aware that the timely intervention of the security operatives forestalled the planned violence which could have led to possible deaths, injuries and destruction of property in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
“Why did the Senate President mobilise thugs to the National Assembly who almost lynched Hon. E.J. 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.
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