The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, has condemned the recent show of shame by operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), by their barricading of the entrances to the National Assembly thereby forcefully denying members access to both houses to carry out their legitimate legislative businesses.
In a press release made available to the media in Lagos and signed by the head of the organisation worldwide, Kwaghbunde Gbahabo, the association stated that “It is instructive to note that this disruption of legislative activities occurred exactly two weeks after a previous attempt by operatives of the Nigerian Police to also block the Legislative chambers on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 failed to prevent a convening of both chambers of the National Assembly and subsequent mass defections of legislators.”
Gbahabo, stated that “The current unfolding drama in the country, demonstrates the desperation for power across the nation’s political divide and continues to feed the flames of a polity already consumed by impunity, endemic corruption and pervasive insecurity.”
The group however commend the remedial actions of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo as a welcome development stating that “What is left now is for government to dig deeper and identify all those responsible for the illegality and bring them to account for their actions in accordance with the laws of the land, insisting that holding the perpetrators accountable is imperative to forestalling future occurrence, especially, given that disruptions of this magnitude do not only send signals of instability to the global community but impact adversely on Nigeria’s market economy.”
“As the general elections approach, every well meaning Nigerian must work with civil society to commence a vigorous interrogation of government policies and how they have impacted social and economic development. It is only by asking pertinent questions and demanding accountability that we can retrieve our country from the precipice,” the statement concluded.