Why Osinbajo spared IGP Idris — NASS SIEGE

Aug 08, 2018, 04:43
Why Osinbajo spared IGP Idris — NASS SIEGE

"The acting President was convinced that the IGP did not mobilize his men to the legislature and that was why he was not sacked along with the DG DSS", the source said.

Security forces temporarily blocked the entrance to Nigeria's parliament on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers and others from entering for up to an hour, witnesses said.

In the statement signed by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, Secondus said the final plan for the invasion of National Assembly was made when the outgoing Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, visited the president in London at the weekend.

Mr Ibrahim, who belongs to Pro-Saraki group, also protested the invasion of the National Assembly by officers of the Department of State Services and Police Force.

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Insiders report that Daura was arrested just shortly after he was sacked by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo for "breaching national security".

Although there's no local law requiring him to step down, APC stalwarts insist Saraki must resign since the ruling party still has majority in the Senate and ought to produce the Senate president in line with democratic conventions.

The Acting President condemned the takeover of the National Assembly complex, describing it as "a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order".

A top source quoted by the report said: "What the IGP told Daura was that he had enough police officers and men now manning the NASS and did not need to deploy more personnel there".

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The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal.

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Secondus in his statement said the United Kingdom should not allow its environment be turned into a haven for anti-democracy conspirators.

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