The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described Tuesday’s invasion of the National Assembly by armed operatives of the Department of State Services as a coup against democracy as well as Nigeria and its people, saying those with history of collapsing democracy in the country must not be allowed to truncate it now.
The governor, who reacted to the National Assembly invasion through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said Nigeria was obviously under the worst government ever in its history.
Fayose said events of late had proven the unprecedented desperation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress government, adding: “The sack of the Director General of DSS, Lawal Daura is only face-saving, having failed in their coup-de-tat to topple the leadership of the National Assembly.
“Today is a sad day for Nigeria. It is a sad day for democracy and it is a day that all Nigerians must begin ask what took us to this ignoble state as country and people. Nigerians should ask whether there would have been this APC government if the PDP government of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan had acted this way.