Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Wednesday morning 🙂. Enjoy!
1. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday following the widely condemned siege at the National Assembly by members of the Department of State Services (DSS) sacked the Director General of the agency, Mr. Lawal Daura. His sack was announced while he was still in a meeting with Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa. “Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has described the unauthorised takeover of the National Assembly complex earlier today as a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order. According to him, the unlawful act which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency is condemnable and completely unacceptable.” After sacking Daura, Osinbajo on Tuesday appointed Mr. Matthew Seiyefa, the most senior officer in the agency, to immediately take over.
2. Following yesterday’s incident which was believed to be part of the plot to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, from office, some pro-Saraki senators signed a list rejecting move to force a change in the leadership of the Senate. Among those who signed the list were former Senate President David Mark, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Senator Jonah Jang and over 40 others. “We, the undersigned senators, hereby declare our total support for Senator Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as President and Deputy Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We are against any purported illegal impeachment being cooked up by a few minority (sic),” the senators said.
3. Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Osun State Governorship Election, while speaking to journalists after a meeting with the United States Consul General, John Bray, on Tuesday, said that the people of Osun State will resist any attempt to rig the September 22 election. “Osun State is different from Ekiti State; Osun people are vibrant and vigilant. Osun people will vote and stay with their votes and I believe that what happened during the Osun West Senatorial District by-election, the landslide victory, the same thing will happen this time round. This will be so because Osun people are vigilant,” he said.
4. Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday in his reaction to the siege at the National Assembly by operatives of the DSS, asked the United Kingdom to expel President Muhammadu Buhari who is on vacation in London. The PDP chairman accused Buhari of hiding in the UK to allegedly undermine Nigeria’s democracy. He further stated that yesterday’s incident was planned during Senator Godswill Akpabio’s visit to Buhari in London on Sunday.