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And you’re a lawyer! Nigerians blast Osinbajo over National Assembly siege

08 August, 2018, 13:55 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Senator Akpabio with President Buhari in London

Osinbajo is acting president for Muhammadu Buhari, who is out of the country on holiday.

Some lawmakers like Senator Ben Bruce took to social media to make the revelation, saying they were doing everything to protect "our democracy".

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had ordered the sack of Lawal Daura, former director-general of the secret police, and directed him to hand over to the most senior officer in the agency.

A spokesman for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said in comments on Twitter that DSS head Lawal Musa Daura had been fired.

He described the "unauthorised takeover" of the National Assembly as "a gross violation of constitutional order" and "rule of law".

Other reports indicate that Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo held a meeting with Seiyefa when he arrived the Presidential Villa in an official SUV at 4pm, clutching a file and was received at the entrance by the ADC to the Acting President.

The new DSS boss who came to the Presidential villa Abuja, in an SUV vehicle was later chauffeured in a different auto, a Peugeot 508 model with Lagos registration number: AAA 961 BB as he left.

The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal.

A senior aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki was among a number of people who tweeted pictures and video from outside the National Assembly building.

Saraki's supporters said the blockade was part of a plan to impeach and replace him.

The National Assembly was on Tuesday morning barricaded by the operatives, temporarily preventing lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly from gaining access to their offices.

Ojukwu, a Nigerian Bar Association's presidential aspirant, said, "I am excited to be counted as a Nigerian, a lawyer and a law teacher by this example of leadership by our acting President".

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