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Acting President Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss Lawal Daura

Acting President Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss Lawal Daura

Senator Ibrahim, who is a member of the Pro-Saraki group, also protested the invasion of the National Assembly by officers of the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Police Force.

In the aftermath of the drama that played out at the National Assembly early morning of Tuesday, it was discovered that senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were not at the Assembly.

Onuesoke said: "You will recall that my friend Timi Frank made the coup that happened today open to the public since yesterday about an attempt by DSS, Oshiomhole, Akpabio, Amaechi etc planning to invade the NASS today (yesterday)".

President Buhari handed over presidential duties to Osinbajo as he left Abuja to London for a 10-day vacation.

The police and operatives of the DSS early on Tuesday, blocked the main gate of the National Assembly, preventing lawmakers and staff from gaining access into the complex.

"The unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable", said a statement issued later by Osinbajo's office.

Some PDP senators, who were caught in the blockade interpreted it as a move to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.

It is the first such incident since Nigeria became a democracy in 1999 and coincides with increased tension between the National Assembly and the executive ahead of an election in February 2019 when President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a second term.

"Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that".

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has asked politicians to operate within the guidelines of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


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