Senate Minority Whip, Solomon Condemns Police Invasion Of National Assembly
Senate Minority Whip and and foremost All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon (GOS) has condemned in strongest term, the crisis that engulfed the National Assembly on Thursday, 20th November, 2014.
Solomon said in Lagos on Friday, 21st November, 2014 that the police attack on the federal lawmakers was the height of executive lawlessness and interference.
He noted that the invasion of the hallowed chambers was a signal that the police might not be impartial in the February 2015 general election.
The front-runner aspirant called on the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba to maintain neutrality in political matters and remain impartial in contests among the political parties.
Solomon who was a member of the House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate pointed out that the issue of the defection and speakership of Hon. Aminu Tambuwal should be left to the members to resolve and not the executive coming into it to muscle him out of office.
According to him, “With Tambuwal already in court, police should allow the judiciary to decide what should happen to his seat, not the executive arm interpreting the constitution. Thursday’s incident was tragic in every sense of it. A repeat could completely undermine this democracy”.
Solomon also expressed his worry about the negative impact the much-publicised crisis could have on Nigeria’s international trade, pointing out that the signals were already there as evident in the live chat that Richard Quest of CNN had with the Minister of Finance on Thursday, 20th November, 2014.
“Quest pointed out that the international world was worried about the crisis and our economy. The world is now a global village, we must be very careful”, he noted.