Friday, November 21, 2014

Photo News : Nigerian Law makers Scale Fences for Life

Police fire tear gas at Nigeria's legislators, who scale parliament fence after a lock-out


Hon. Gbajabiamila said...

I Scaled National Assembly Gate To Save Our Democracy – Hon. Gbajabiamila

House of Representatives Minority Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila said it was sad that he and other members of the House of Representatives had to scale the gate of the National Assembly complex to gain access to their duty post yesterday.

Gbajabiamila said in a statement signed by his research and media assistant, Wasiu Olanrewaju-Smart that he never thought a day will ever come when he will be forced to scale the gate of the assembly complex.

“What happened in the National Assembly yesterday will forever live in infamy. I never thought I would see the day when I would be forced to go over the assembly gates where I work to gain access into the chambers. But then our democracy has to be saved.”

He said he is surprised that the presidency could, through its agents, undermine a court injunction restraining them from acting against the Speaker.

“It was pretty clear the presidency in spite of a court injunction wanted to do something sinister and illegal.

“They perfected the plot to stop the Speaker and the opposition leader from gaining entry. My members were already in chambers waiting for me to come in so as to provide leadership and direction. Most of them had gone over the gate too. I had to do the needful to save our democracy. We thank God we foiled their evil machinations. We will continue to be vigilant”.

Felix Oti said...

This is how things start to go downhill; unfortunately, our leaders always convince themselves that they have a handle on things.