You can’t turn us to a “Banana Republic”- Senate president, Bukola Saraki
The men of the Department of State Security (DSS) that blocked the National Assembly gate on Tuesday to prevent lawmakers from entry had a list of APC senators that they planned to allow into the premises, Senate President Bukola Saraki has said.
Saraki said in Abuja on Wednesday that the APC senators were not around during the siege because they were meeting somewhere on how to storm the National Assembly to effect illegal change of leadership.
”The officers said they had a list of those to be allowed in. That was why when other members came they were not allowed to come in.”
“The reason why they (APC senators) didn’t come was because they were meeting somewhere. The meeting they had at night wasn’t conclusive, that’s why they went to meet again.”
Saraki also said that it is not true that the sacked Director General of DSS, Lawal Daura, was working for him, saying it was the same DSS that withdrew his security some months ago.
“How is that possible? It is an afterthought to say so. This is the same state security that withdrew our security, so how can they be answerable to us? We must protect this democracy and we must work with the constitution. You can’t turn us to a Banana Republic,” he said.
Source: Daily Trust