By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna
Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), the youth wing of the Northern Social Cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has commended the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for his prompt response to the invasion of the National Assembly by the Directorate of State Security (DSS), by sacking it’s Director General, Lawal Daura.
The group in a statement signed by the National President, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, also called on the acting president to sanction collaborators in the act.
According to him, “We commend the Acting President Yomi Osinbajo’s prompt response to the brigandage of the Lawal Daura’s gestapo style of truncating democracy.
“We call for stiff sanctions by way of arrests of other collaborators in this national ridicule, notably Abba Kyari Senator Abu Ibrahim, Senator Adamu Abdullahi, Godswill Akpabio, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Adams Oshiomhole and Abba Kyari, in order to send the right signals that the long arm of law is set to catch up with the lawbreakers in our midst.
“We call for the immediate setting up of a special panel of Inques to deal with this brazen impunity. Meanwhile, we still look forward to series of arrests of other principal suspects in this uncivilized militarization and impunity against the Senate President and the institution of the National Assembly, whether within or outside the corridors of power.
“We make bold to say that any action short of arresting the political desperados behind this uncivilized, disgraceful incident at the National Assembly and against the Number Three most-respected office in the land, should be resisted by our compatriots.
“We urge the Acting President to stick to his guns regarding efforts to ensure compliance with constitutional provisions and dealing ruthlessly with abuse of office by any government official, no matter how highly-placed.”
He added that, “we suspect enemies of democracy behind the desperate bid to use force in grabbing power out of the hand of the Senate President.
“Our close look at the unfolding siege on the National Assembly in a desperate bid to launch a coup against a democratically elected Senate President Bukola Saraki was a smear on decorum, anti-thetical to democracy and its institutions.
“This clear case of treasonable felony against our collective conscience is condemnable in the strongest of words. It has once again ridiculed our image as a democratic and independent nation.”
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