Tuesday, 9 June 2015

NASS Inuaguration Postponed till Further Notice As APC/Tinubu Clash of Interest Intensify

News48hrs.com reports that a combined team of Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC have barricaded the gate of the National Assembly, literally preventing everyone including Staff of the Assembly, Journalists, guests even members- elect from assessing the building.

This observers say might prevent today’s inauguration of the 8th National Assembly until further notice.
News48hrs.com could not gather reasons for behind this ugly trend, but observers say it may not be unconnected to the acrimony and bitterness trailing the candidacies of the contestants for the offices of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives four persons are angling for the positions.
The contestants included Senators Bukola Saraki from Kwara State and Ahmed Lawan from Yobe State; and Hons. Yakubu Dogara from Bauchi State and Femi Gbajabiamila from Lagos State are squaring up for the Speakership of the House.
The All Progressives Congress, APC had in a mock election on Saturday at the International Confrence Center, ICC, Abuja adopted Lawan and Gbajabiamila as candidates for Senate president and Speaker of the House.
But this was to the surprise and dissatisfaction of most of the incoming members elected on the party’s platform especially those supporting the candidacies of Saraki and Dogara.
Every effort to prevent the duo from participating in the election of the presiding officers including a meeting with the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo last night have failed.
Meanwhile, President Mohammadu Buhari is due for a meeting with the incoming lawmakers any moment from now at ICC.
When asked by our correspondent, a policeman said they are awaiting orders from “above”.
The atmosphere within the National assembly is seriously tense.



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