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NAS condemns invasion of National Assembly, demands prosecution of perpetrators

THE National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, has condemned the siege on the National Assembly by the operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), that forcefully prevented lawmakers access to the NASS complex to carry out their legislative businesses.

In a release by the confraternity, the NAS capon, Kwaghbunde Gbahabo, said the invasion demonstrates the desperation for power across the political divides and continues to feed the flames of a polity already consumed by impunity, endemic corruption and pervasive insecurity.

“We expect that six months to a general election, the entire national media space will be inundated with issue-driven discussion about the myriad socio-political and economic challenges bedevilling our country today but that is as far from the case as the imagination can stretch.

“This predictable and hasty drive down the road to perdition can only be prevented if Nigerians can unite against our common enemies: indiscipline, ethnicity, tribalism, nepotism and religion.”

The NAS capon, however, commended the   Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, for promptly salvaging the situation.

He advised the government to identify and sanction those responsible.

“ Holding the perpetrators accountable is imperative to forestalling future occurrence, especially, given that disruptions of this magnitude do not only send signals of instability to the global community but impact adversely on Nigeria’s market economy.”

Mr. Gbahabo also invited Nigerians to work with civil society to commence a vigorous interrogation of government policies and how they have impacted social and economic development.

“It is only by asking pertinent questions and demanding accountability that we can retrieve our country from the precipice.”

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