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Senate President Reiterates National Assembly Commitment To Continue to Defend Democracy

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the resolve and commitment of the National Assembly, to continue to protect and defend the nation’s fledgling democracy. Saraki, gave this indication while addressing the Chairmen and leaders of 45 registered political parties who paid him a solidarity visit at the National Assembly.

 

He told the party leaders, led by the National Chairman of the Democratic United Party (DUP), Chief Perry Okpara that lawmakers will continue to play their role to ensure that the rule of law is followed and that human rights are respected in the country. He further expressed optimism that the perpetrators of the recent siege on the National Assembly have learnt their lesson from the wide condemnation that has continued to trail the anti-democratic action.

 

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Chief Okpara, unequivocally condemned the DSS siege on the National Assembly while pledging to jointly fight any political force that is poised to truncate our democracy.

Our Correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that He revealed that there are fresh attempts by some political elements to impeach the leadership of the senate adding that this plot would be resisted.

 

The Chairmen of the 45 Political Parties also raised the alarm over alleged plot by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) to freeze the account of the Senate and that of its President, Bukola Saraki to  forcefully effect leadership change.

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