Siege laid to NASS was a coup -Ohanaeze Ndigbo

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The socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has declared the siege laid to the National Assembly on Tuesday as a coup and must be treated as such by the government.

The President General of the group, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, made the declaration in a statement he issued on Wednesday.

He called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to ensure that disciplinary actions were taken against all those that participated in the siege.

He said Osinbajo was right when he said the siege was a breach of national security.

Nwodo charged Osinbajo to go beyond the sacking of the Director General of the Department of State Security, DSS, Lawal Daura, and institute a high powered investigation to fish out all the culprits.

He also argued that it was not possible for the DSS alone to carry out the siege without the police.

He said the police should be critically examined to know the role they played in it.

He added that the siege was an embarrassment to the nation.

“If the state security can just wake up and seal up the National Assembly housing the country’s parliament they could go further one day to over throw government after discussing with some interest groups.

“As a constitutionally recognised arm of government with its own statutory responsibilities, if there is a disagreement within them, they should be allowed to resolve it themselves unless there is violence before the security can be involved,” he said.

 

 

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