Illegal Invasion of National Assembly, by Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa




woke up today to see the ugly side of governance, when hooded officers of the Department of State Security Services, DSS, invaded the hallowed premises of the National Assembly. There was no prior notice of any security issue in that area, to justify the said invasion.
Elected representatives of the people of Nigeria, led by the courageous Honourable Boma, resisted the invasion and called the bluff of the DSS operatives, by taking their rightful space in the premises.
Not long thereafter, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, issued a stern statement, warning of dire consequences for the government, if the DSS operatives were not withdrawn.
In a matter of minutes, the Acting President also condemned the invasion and thereafter sacked the Director of DSS.
I salute the courage of the people of Nigeria, especially members of the National Assembly, for their vigilance and courageous actions, to save our democracy. I totally agree with the Statements of the NBA and the Vee Pee.
The Constitution in sections 4, 5 and 6 established the three arms of government of the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary, with separate powers and functions. They are to act independently and autonomously, without any interference from one arm of government in the affairs of the other.
The DSS and the police are all part of the Executive arm of government and it is totally unconstitutional for the DSS to have invaded the premises of the in such commando fashion, as if we are under military rule. This happened to Judges of late, when the same operatives of the DSS invaded their homes in the dead of the night.
I commend the action taken by the Acting President, in due consultations with the President, I believe. This should be extended to all other security and enforcement agencies, to follow the and observe the due process of law, in all their dealings. Let us never allow security operatives, to take our people for granted.
Nigerian women deserve special commendation and appreciation, for their tireless efforts to rescue and defend our democracy, coming from the Aba Women Riots, to the courageous exploits of Queen Amina of Zaria, the revolutionary strides of Mrs Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, the sacrifices of Mrs Kudirat Abiola, etc and now Honourable Boma.
Thus, it is expected that the Nigerian government will henceforth assign more roles for women, in order to make them part and parcel of governance.
God bless Nigeria.
Ebun-olu Adegboruwa, Esq.,

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