APC dissociates self from National Assembly invasion

By Aanya Igomu

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Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has distanced itself from the invasion of the National Assembly by the Police and Department of State Service, DSS.

In a Press Statement signed by the party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Nabena Yekini, the APC condemned the actions of the security personnel.

“Our Party wholly dissociates itself from any act of brigandage and affront on the sacred symbols of our budding democracy…Our Party remains a law abiding political organisation and advises every constituent part to abide by the tenets of our constitution and our democracy. 

“Whilst our contention with the leadership of the National Assembly as currently constituted is a matter of public record, we still believe that the legislature as an independent arm of government must be allowed free reign for vibrant contestation of ideas and values amongst its members within the context of their constitutional mandate and for the benefit of the Nigerian people,” the statement read.

The APC also called on all arms of government to work harmoniously for the general interest of the country.

 

Lateefah Ibrahim