National Assembly Blockade: NLC lambasts Police

The barricading and preventing of the Honourable Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, and members of the House of Representatives from gaining access to the premises of the National Assembly for a lawful duty; their harassment, intimidation, molestation and tear gassing by the members of the Nigeria Police Force was disgusting, barbaric and shameful.

We at the Nigeria Labour Congress believe the conduct of the police is unlawful and an act of impunity in furtherance of partisan consideration.

It is worrisome already that the government has done little to mitigate the damage done by its previous acts adjudged to be unconstitutional. Yet every government that seeks legitimacy must demonstrate a certain level of sophistication even in violation.

We find the explanation by the police for their conduct, spurious and puerile and not worthy of response. We however, do admit we have a major problem on our hands when the police lend themselves to doing private jobs instead of their prescribed duties. The Inspector General of Police must check himself or do the next honourable thing, resign.

We believe Aminu Tambuwal about whom this Gestapo operation was, holds a constitutional office and deserves all the respect and privileges befitting that office. It was bad enough that the IGP unlawfully withdrew his security detail. While we await the next scene after this messy attempt at denying him access to the National Assembly, we find it necessary to quote a popular Chinese proverb: “Those who seek vengeance must dig two graves”.

We similarly find it urgent and necessary to warn that we cannot continue like this. We shall resist with every lawful means available to us any further attempt to put in jeopardy this democracy.

Nigerians will resist any further brazen and naked use of power or any conduct capable of truncating this democracy. The National Assembly is a critical institution in our democracy and should be accorded all the respect it deserves.

Abdulwaheed Omar
President


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  • Prof. Wole Soyinka

    THE NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION IS VERY CLEAR …… AMINU TAMBUWAAL IS NO LONGER A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ……. HIS ATTEMPT TO OPERATE AS A MEMBER AND THE SPEAKER IS UTTERLY DISGRACEFUL AND UNLAWFUL

    • Wähala

      @Deri Redeem…
      You are a fraud, a criminal spreading falsehood. No sane person writes like you and like I’ve told you, your mind stinks like soaked stock fish… remove Prof. Wole Soyinka from your mental illness biko, ode bururke. Didinrin!

    • Spoken word

      You need to go to yaba left, it is obvious you have some missing faculties.

    • Olu. Oluwadare

      I am very sure who ever is up here writing these things (as well as those I read on disqus) is an impostor. I think one of those on the payroll of the ruling party to log into sites like this in order to create confusion. This person is clearly a PDP agent.

      The Professor Wole Soyinka I know does not say or write things that have no ethical, moral or philosophical weight. He is not known to be tribal. He chooses the right words for the right subject. He is not known to pass silly or hasty judgement on people or issues, instead, he advises and gives directions as an elder. This person just gave him/herself off as an impostor.

      No matter what the situation is, our cultures and traditions teach RESPECT for our elders. Please, it is a bad idea to use the name and image of an elderly man of high moral and philosophical value in this manner. I beg you in the name of God, DO NOT MAKE A MESS OF OUR ELDERS, PLEAAASE. If you do not respect yours, we do ours. Where I grew up, it is said that “Civilization should not breed immorality” so please, do not let politicians push you into insulting our respected elders. The politicians will go but our elders will remain in their wisdom.

      • toorugged

        He myt be one of those employed by Reno Omokri. Some posted on Punch apologising some days ago bcos they were being owed by Reno. He will soon apologise too

    • concernedcitizen2014

      “Hausa Fulham minders”….. Muazu Muazu Muazu are you going to let yours boys continually malign your ethnic group. Let them know there critical northern PDP states you need to retain to win in 2015, and the decision makers and influenzers there have access to the Internet and are pissed off.

  • Otile

    Looters cum parasites do not care about who they hurt, or whose environment they pollute, all they want is to impose a Fulani on us and let the flow of oil continue.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      As if Fulani are not human beings, as if some NIgerians are more Nigerian than others. Your statement reflects shallow thinking. Yiu are a bigot!

      • Otile

        Your response is predictable. You respond with insults and bullshit. Check out your favorite words: moron, clown, clown prince, shallow, shallow thinking; half brain, dumbo, reno omokri, imbeciles. People know the Yorubas for their use of foul language.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    Thank you NLC. We heard you loud and clear. No good people will keep quiet in the face of tyranny. Never again to a President who is smaller than his office!

    • Nwa Aba {Biafran}

      Take the lead by setting your self ablaze Nigeria will join you

  • sammyctu ode

    Omar, stop talking on the pages of news media, take action by mobilizing Nigerians to stop jonathan and pdp crimes against humanity. If your hands are clean of corruption and collaborating with this government, DO THE RIGHT THING FOR NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS.

  • Tunde

    Remove my beloved Kongi’s name or I will curse you

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  • Smith Scott

    Has this man come back from Dubai shopping? NLC is now an APC department? Hausa Fulani is always Hausa Fulani. Jega is doing is part, Omar doing his part, Mr. Tobaco is doing his part in NASS, Sanusi Lamido did his part, everyone is contribute to return power to the north. The west is busy clamping for their masters.

    • Nwa Aba {Biafran}

      They are using any available means to grab power
      their only problem is not being smart

  • NoSpinEd

    Kudos to you Mr Page. Your piece is insightful, scholarly and concise. This is the level of scrutiny we need to expose and disrupt any hidden attempts to derail our quest for fiscal transparency.

  • Kickboxer

    Mr. Page, we understand that for you this is an intellectual exercise for you can’t be expecting brainless Buhari to achieve anything…….. you are expecting to much from brainless Buhari.

    Brainless Buhari govt. is a lost cause as far as Nigerians on the ground go………Brainless Buhari can’t achieve such a feat because he is an epitome of incompetence…..it is a govt. of excuses by excuses for excuses……….Nigerians are waiting for the man to expire soonest so that they can elect someone who may help improve the economy.

  • Felix Udoh

    Apparently, Mr. Kachikwu has started feathering his own nest too.