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Published On: Fri, Jun 29th, 2018

Abaribe talks tough on N/Assembly workings

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By Lateef Ibrahim Abuja

The Senator representing Abia South in the National Assembly, Mr Enyinnaya Abaribe has raised the alarm that National Assembly is now besieged.
This is even as he declared that the actions and inactions of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, will have effect on whether Nigeria will continue to exist after the 2019 general elections or not.
Abaribe, who is the Chairman of the Senate committee on Power, Steel Development and Metrological Services, spoke yesterday while answering questions from Journalists after paying a thank you visit on the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Abuja.
The Senator was released on Tuesday after being detained for 5 days by operatives of the Department of State Services DSS in Abuja.
While answering questions from Journalists, the Senator said “For every little thing, they will find a reason to hold you because this government has lost the confidence of the people.
“All that they are doing now is nothing but intimidation and trying to make sure that strong voices and voices who are saying that enough is enough, they will like to silence the voices.
“The National Assembly of which I’m a very proud member is now besieged.
“Yesterday, it was Senate President sponsoring armed robbers, the other day, it was Dino Melaye sponsoring some gun runners, the other day it was Shehu Sani sponsoring murderers.
“Today, my own is sponsoring terrorism. And so everybody should get ready. They will find something that they will hang on your head”, he said.
Continuing, he said, “ I want to specially thank the members of the National Working Committee (of PDP) led by our great chairman for the great show of support by my party when I was undergoing the ordeal of dirty politics.
“Where we’re today in Nigeria, I can only make one recommendation to Nigerians. And that recommendation is: get your PVCs ready because we have to vote out this government.
“There is no other way we can do it because as you can see, this government is descending into tyranny.
“And when I was arrested and I was taken to my house for it to be searched, in the warrant of arrest for the search of my house, what they said was that I was a sponsor of terrorism.
“And I wanted to know subsequently how I would sponsor terrorism and they put there in bracket that I was aiding and sponsoring a proscribed organisation ‘IPOB’.

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