The Special Adviser to Speaker of the House of Representatives on Media, Imam Imam, has condemned the incident in Kaduna on Monday, where soldiers subjected his boss, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, to a search.
Imam said it was highly unusual for security operatives to search an official car of the Speaker, more so, when he was inside the car.
We had earlier reported that soldiers stationed at the entrance to a hotel in Kaduna, which served as venue for the international conference on security and development challenges of pastoralism in West and Central Africa, had insisted on subjecting the speaker’s official car to a search in spite of the visibility of the flag and the coat of arms of his office.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, the speaker’s spokesman noted that the action of the soldiers could undermine the nation’s democracy.
He said, “What they are doing is undermining the legislature as a whole. It is not about the Speaker but the institution.
“We are just urging them (security) to be mindful of the fact that the institution must be protected at all times.
“The constitution provides that the integrity and sanctity of both the legislature and the executive arms of government must be protected at all times. If it cannot be protected, then it is unfortunate”, Imam said.