The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the ‘assault’ and arrest of Nigerian Senators.
In a statement signed on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP condemned how the leadership of the Senate and elected Senators of the Federal Republic are being harassed, arrested, detained and even arraigned on trumped-up charges.
“Since the emergence of the current leadership of the Senate outside the preference of the APC and the executive arm, the Senate has been under attack while senators who show support for the leadership are being hounded and harassed by agents of the executive.
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“It started with the arraignment of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and other senators on trumped-up charges.
“Today, we are witnessing the harassment and arrest of Senator Dino Melaye, who is known for his support for the Senate leadership and his criticisms of the excesses of the executive arm,” the statement read in part.
The party also claimed that some other Senators including Aliyu Wamakko, Rabiu Kwakwanso and Danjuma Goje are all being harassed for holding opinions that do not suit the whims and caprices of the executive.
PDP also made reference to the invasion of the Senate chambers by strangers who disrupted proceedings, harassed and threatened lawmakers and forcefully took away the mace.
They alleged that this ‘assault’ is aimed at silencing strong voices in the legislature arm. The PDP then appealed to our lawmakers not to allow their spirits to be broken or buckle to intimidation but to continue in the pursuit of their oath of office and allegiance and in their onerous goal of making laws for the good governance of our nation.