Members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP have expressed their dissatisfaction at the current situation of the National Assembly.
This morning, the internet went agog after news broke that the National Assembly was under siege by masked DSS officers.
The reports from some senators corroborated the fact that lawmakers were prevented from entering their offices.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki had sent the senate on recess, before as he defected to the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
There have been pleas from the presidency that
Democracy under attack. Nigerians must defend democracy. We will not allow antidemocratic forces to prevail.
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) August 7, 2018
To those attempting to overthrow democracy at the National Assembly, know we are taking down your names and photos. We are talking with the British and American ambassadors. Everyone involved in this anti democratic assault can kiss their US and UK visas goodbye! @DanielJHannan
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 7, 2018
We warned that if what occurred in Benue last week was not checked on time, it would escalate to the federal level. Today we are seeing that warning in play. https://t.co/Lk9qRvTNGV
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) August 7, 2018
The assault on our democracy is on-going while the @NGRPresident @MBuhari is on holiday only to “remote control” a coup from abroad. One wonders how the pretense (every time state forces are used illegally to undermine Nigeria’s democracy) has become an open secret of tyranny.
— Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim (@rafiuibrahim) August 7, 2018
Democracy has to be protected. Court orders must be obeyed. The legislative arm must be respected and allowed to function according to the law. That is the true essence of the rule of law.@benmurraybruce @DemolaRewaju @renoomokri @OfficialPDPNig @PremiumTimesng @vanguardngrnews
— Dickson Seriake (@iamHSDickson) August 7, 2018