The Igbo apex socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, described the invasion of the National Assembly by security operatives as an impeachable offence in the constitution of the country.
Ohanaeze made its position known in a statement issued in Abakaliki by the National Publicity Secretary of the group, Uche Achi.
Hope For Nigeria reported yesterday that operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, invaded and blocked the entrance and exit points of the National Assembly.
Ohanaeze’s statement reads, “Recent events in Nigeria, climaxing in the blockade and prevention of marked adversary Senators and House of Reps members from gaining access into the legislative building altogether, are not coming to us as surprises.
“Instead, they are sprouting in alarming crescendos in crystal vindication of our stand that only a restructured Nigeria can thrive henceforth.
“The foundations of Nigeria have been pulverized and until restructured will continue to nosedive irretrievably and I liken the situation to Ola Rotimi’s adage in The gods Are Not To Blame, ‘Until the rotten tooth is pulled out the mouth must chew with caution. ‘
“The National Assembly is the precinct of democracy and should never be visited by or with executive lawlessness wrapped in discernible hocus pocus.
“The event of today (yesterday) in particular is raw as it is a clueless brandishing from the executors.
“Nothing more can be an impeachable offence than this callous desecration of the National Assembly, which is the symbol of democracy. To offer any reason(s) for this igneous and ignominious display is to merely dwell in whipping sentiment.
“It is obvious from the prevailing circumstances that neither the Police nor the DSS has been or can be queried because they are acting on ‘instructions from above’ to the chagrin of helpless and horribly dumbfounded Nigerians.”