Saraki’s impeachment: SSS takes over N’Assembly

…Oshiomhole fingered

Operatives of the State Security Services (SSS) in early hours on Tuesday blocked all the entrances leading to the National Assembly complex in Abuja.

The security agents are turning away cars of members of staff, lawmakers and refused to also grant access to journalists.

Presently, one of the lawmakers that have been prevented from gaining entry into the national assembly is Rafiu Ibrahim, senator representing Kwara south.

Our correspondent, who was heading to the National Assembly to assume his duty post learnt that Ahmed Lawan, senate leader, and some senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS, at about 12:30am on Tuesday.

It is not yet clear what the agenda of the meeting was about and no explanation has been given for why the security agency is turning back national assembly staff and lawmakers including journalists.

Meanwhile, former deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has fingered the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole for the incident.

He said Oshiomhole, Director General of the State Security Services (SSS), Lawan Daura and 30 APC Senators – led by the Senate Leader Ahmed held a meeting in the midnight to perfect the plans.

He also accused Lawan of spearheading a fresh plot to illegally impeach the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Frank, in a statement emailed to SAHEL STANDARD on Tuesday morning in Abuja, said the group met last night in Abuja to perfect strategies on how to carry out the plot.

He said that he has reliable information that the meeting was at the instance of Oshiomhole who is currently pressurizing President Muhammadu Buhari to accept his proposal of using “crude tactics” to topple Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

According to him, there is a reliable information emanating from the meeting, that National Vice Chairman (Southwest) of the APC, Chief Adeniyi Adebayo, joined Oshiomhole in pushing for the illegality while some APC Senators and House of Representatives members at the meeting kicked against the plot saying any “forceful removal of Saraki without due process will not fly with Nigerians.”

He added that the lawmakers were said to have further alerted Oshiomhole and the APC leadership that they only have 30 Senators on ground which will fall short of the 73 Senators required to lawfully impeach Saraki.

However, the mobile telephone of Simon Egbebulum, the Chief Press Secretary to the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole was yet to connect for reaction as of the time this report was being filed.

About By Adekunle Adebayo and Idowu Isamotu (Abuja)


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