Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has condemned the action of the police at the National Assembly complex, where tear gas was used against honourable members of the House of Representatives. The group therefore call on President Goodluck Jonathan to sack the Police boss Suleiman Abba.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, the CNPP said that the police have desecrated the sanctity of the National Assembly.
“CNPP is yet to understand the motive behind the violence unleashed by the Nigeria Police Force to Honourable members of the House of Representatives, in utter violation of the core mandate of the Police to protect and defend the people and the laws of the land.
“We wish to warn those who wittingly and unwittingly discredit and abuse our hard won democracy, to desist forthwith from such ignoble act.
“For we had witness voter apathy in election after election showing clearly that there is Voter Unhappiness and Voter Disquiet; an ominous sign-post of anarchy, the unintended consequences which is better imagined than welcome.
“Consequently, His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, in the collective interest of our dear country and fledgling democracy; should sack the Inspector General of the Police (IGP),Mr Suleiman Abba, so as to absolve himself from the insinuations gaining ground that the new IGP is his attack-dog,” the group said.