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APC Speakers Decry Growing Insecurity In Nigeria

Lagos Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji

State House of Assembly Speakers under the All Progressive Congress (APC) have decried the growing insecurity in Nigeria and challenge the Federal Government to immediately address the issue.

Lagos Speaker Hon Ikuforiji Adeyemi

Lagos Speaker Hon Ikuforiji Adeyemi

The speakers, under the aegis of Progressive Speakers’ Forum (PSP) in a communiqué issued at the end of their three-day meeting in Lagos, condemned the Federal Government on the deplorable state of the nation and more particularly the current insecurity being experienced across the nation.

The communiqué was signed by the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji and Dr. Omirin Adewale.

“The conference condemns in strong terms the arrest of the Speaker and Principal Officers of Kano State House of Assembly for carrying out their Constitutional Legislative duties;

“The conference condemns in strong terms the way and manner in which the former Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly was removed from office and in the same vein strongly urge all Parliamentarians to act at all times according to Constitutional provisions,” the communiqué said.

However, the conference praised the Kano State House of Assembly for the courageous and exemplary leadership it displayed in the face of harassment and intimidation by agents of the Federal Authorities.

They also commended the Speaker and the 22 members of Rivers State House of Assembly for insisting on their constitutional mandate and carrying out their legislative responsibilities in the face of grave dangers to their lives and liberty.

The Conference notes with dismay and grave concern the growing impunity, brazen abuse of power and desecration of Democratic Principles, Norms and Values by the Federal Government and its Agencies.

The speakers called on all Nigerians, particularly, the progressives to be vigilant and be ready to protect and defend the nation’s nascent democracy.

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