By Festus Ahon
ASABA—DELTA State Chairman of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Mr. Oke Idawene, has condemned the invasion of National Assembly by men of Department of State Services, DSS.
Speaking after the party’s affirmative congress in Asaba to harmonise executive members at ward, local government and state levels, Idawene said: “APC is a party of lies and propaganda, and was not prepared for leadership, which is why we want to boot them out.
“Invasion of National Assembly by DSS is a shame as our constitution provides for a legislative, judiciary and executive independence.
“So invading the hallowed chamber, where the people we elected to represent us in Abuja, is condemnable, Nigerians must resist it and we are going to march on the streets of Delta State and Abuja.
“SDP, with this affirmative harmonisation, is sending a solid and firm message to other parties in the state that SDP is ready and set to take over Delta State and Nigeria in 2019.
“Delta State chapter of SDP decided to hold the affirmative and harmonised congress with the defection of All Progressives Congress, APC, members from Sapele, Ika North East, Isoko North and South; 70 percent of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, members in Delta and some PDP leaders in Bomadi and other local government areas.”
‘PDP planned DSS invasion’
Also a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta State, Wilson Alatsha, condemned the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS on Tuesday, calling on the Federal Government to investigate it and bring all the perpetrators to justice.
Alatsha, who is contesting the House of Assembly election to represent Warri North constituency on the platform of APC, told newsmen yesterday, that the invasion was a calculated attempt to denigrate President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
He alleged that it was orchestrated by disgruntled members of Peoples Demo-cratic Party, PDP, members.
He added that those who were at the scene of the invasion were PDP members.
He said: “People should know that the current government has a lot of respect for democracy. Buhari is the leader that can reform this nation.”
Alatsha, a Warri-based lawyer, told newsmen, he was contesting to strengthen his party and clear the coast for Buhari’s second tenure in 2019.