The Chairman of the PDP Speaker’s Forum, Rt. Hon John Gaul Lebo says the ongoing seizure of the Akwa-Ibom State House of Assembly by security agents is a slap on constitutional democracy in the country.
He maintains that the Legislature has never been persecuted or desecrated in the way and manner being experienced in the last three years and warns that Nigeria is slowly sliding into dictatorship if the desperation of the ruling party is not checked.
” The Legislature in the past three years has been repeatedly attacked by accomplices and agents of APC with reckless disregard. It’s appalling that the most critical arm of government is the target of this callous and shameless attacks”.
The Chairman of PDP Speakers’ Forum who described the occupation and blockade of the Akwa-Ibom State House of Assembly by the police as unwarranted and totally disrespectful to the constituted authority of the people, therefore demands that such should be dismantled forthwith.
Rt. Hon Lebo, also the Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly chides the All Progressives Congress and collaborators against acts capable of fuelling anarchy in the country.
” I wish to emphatically state that the PDP Speakers’ Forum is totally opposed to the charade in Akwa-Ibom and we will take every necessary measure to defend the Legislature from further ill-conceived attacks.
Any attempt by a group or party to impose a new leadership with the support of security Agencies is unconstitutional and unacceptable and thus will be strongly resisted.
We therefore, call on the National Assembly to rise up to the challenge and defend the legislative integrity of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly ably led by Rt Hon Onofiok Luke as Speaker.
Rt. Hon (Barr) John Gaul Lebo
Chairman, PDP Speakers’ Forum
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