GEJ Reacts To National Assembly Siege By DSS

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union's Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, in this October 12, 2013 file photo. Jonathan replaced his entire military leadership without explanation on January 16, 2014, as he struggles with an Islamist insurgency and political crisis within his ruling party. The presidency announced the removal of the chiefs of defence, army, navy and air force and named their successors. It gave no reason but the military has suffered a series of setbacks recently in fighting the Boko Haram sect which is trying to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/Files (ETHIOPIA - Tags: POLITICS LAW MILITARY)

The Former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has reacted to the siege at the National Assembly by men of the Department of State Services, DSS on Tuesday.

In his reaction, the Bayelsa-born politician reposted one of his quotes in 2015, which described the All Progressives Congress as a party with little or no regard for human rights.

The former President posted the message on his official Facebook page at the time the DSS laid siege to the National Assembly and prevented lawmakers of the opposition party, especially the PDP from going in.

Jonathan’s post read in part, “The choice before Nigerians in the coming election is simple: A choice between going forward and going backward; between the new ways and the old ways; between freedom and repression; between a record of visible achievements and beneficial reforms and desperate power seekers with empty promises.”

Followers of the former President reacted to the comment. While some hailed him for being a Democrat during his time in office, a few others berated and reminded him of how under his watch in 2014, members of the House of Representatives were barred from gaining entry into the green chamber during a failed attempt to remove the then Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal.

Abia Facts reported earlier about the invasion of the men of DSS at the National Assembly which led to the sacking of the Director General of DSS, Lawal Daura by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Source: Daily Post


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