(By Chris K. Amadi)-Tuesday, the 7th of August, 2018 marked the fall of the Buhari administration as the ailing Katsina born politician lost control of the Federal Government when his own security details invaded the National Assembly in a commando manner likened to the Idi Amin experience in Uganda.
This was the observation of Barr. Emeh Glory Emeh, Special Adviser on Political Matters and Strategy in Rivers State, while reacting to the invasion of the National Assembly by masked operatives of State Security Service in Abuja on Tuesday.
He further described the incident as not only unfortunate but disgraceful.
“There is no mincing word that Buhari has lost control of the APC Federal Government. It is unheard of that the president‘s own personal appointee in the office of Director General of State Security Service can invade the National Assembly, another indispensable arm of government, with aims and intentions that can only be described as capable of effecting changes in leadership of that independent arm, which can result to truncating our nascent democratic experiment.
“I am therefore not surprised that the Support Popular View Group, together with other pro-democracy groups in Nigeria and the world over are demanding that Muhammadu Buhari, to show honour, should resign as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, Emeh declared.
It will be recalled that, for two days, Nigerians in Diaspora have staged one of the most effective protests in recent times in London calling on the British government and the European Union to refuse Buhari entry into the United Kingdom, accusing him and his government as terrorists, given the number of persons that have been killed in the North East, North Central and the South South under the watch of APC government in Nigeria.
Chief Emeh who lamented that “we have not had it this bad in this country, as the citizens were are in the worst of times”, however said:
“I am proud of the PDP members of the National Assembly, particularly the senate for standing tall to defend democracy. I commend Senator Ben Bruce and his colleagues for standing solidly by the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in particular and indeed democracy in general by their unwavering stand in the face of intimidation.
“In the same manner, I applaud the usual Rivers disposition of bravery demonstrated by our sister, Hon. Boma Good head representing Asari-Toru/Akuku-Toru federal constituency in the House of Representatives when she resisted and challenged the impunity shown by a masked DSS operative, who threatened to shoot her if she dares him.
“The brilliant representative, younger sister of Asari Dokubo, showed that she has the Rivers blood flowing in her veins. We are proud of such a wonderful representation and defense of our father land.
“I believe that APC Federal Government has shown sufficient lack of capacity to handle the affairs of the nation and has left no one in doubt that immediate change is imperative. I therefore call on Nigerians to guide their loins and prepare to vote out the near military junta government of APC in 2019.
“If invading the National Assembly today, the Baharists desired to remove the senate president it will mean that they are ignorant of the provisions of the Constitution as regards effecting changes in the National Assembly. For the avoidance of doubt, Section 50, Subsection 2 is very clear on this.
“A two third majority of all the members of either chamber of the National Assembly is required to effect change in leadership. In natural progression, it means that, not less than 73 senators will need to endorse for the removal of the senate president. In the same manner, you would require a minimum of 240 House of Representatives members to do so in the case of Speaker of House of Representatives. Where will Buhari’s men muster this number.
“It is tragic that uniform men who are being fed with tax payers money can cover their faces to invade a public place as National Assembly. They would have been taken to be terrorists Boko Haram or unknown gunmen whose mission would have been to bomb the National Assembly. Where in this world will a professional security agency of Government operate in this uncivilized manner”, the political strategist lamented.