By Henry Umoru
THE Reformed All Progressives Congress, R-APC, which recently pulled out of the mainstream ruling party, has hailed the lawmakers who defected Tuesday saying the move will “redirect the compass for better politics.”
The spokesperson of the R-APC, Kassim Afegbua, who made this known in a statement yesterday, said: “We salute our gallant lawmakers for their bold decision to exit from this colony of maximum rulers called the APC and helping to redirect the compass for better political engagements and sustenance of our hard-earned democracy.
“We salute the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, for his bravery, courage and boldness in confronting agents of the oppressors to preside over the Senate for legislative duties. He was firm and calm in his disposition, and collected in his delivery of the message of hope during plenary.
“While the nation is suffering in the hands of bandits, Fulani herdmen, terrorists and kidnappers, as if it were unpoliced, the Inspector-General of Police has suddenly developed erection in trying to undermine the institution of the Legislature. We say never again shall we allow anyone, no matter how highly placed, to undermine our democracy.”
Also, speaking on the siege by security operatives on the residences of the senate president and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, in the early hours of Tuesday, the group described the situation as “pathetic and ridiculous.”
“We woke up, Tuesday, 24th July to the very pathetic, ridiculous, fascistic, gangsteristic, and gestapoeic realities that have occupied our democratic space.”