The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has reacted to the recent invasion of the National Assembly by thugs.
Thugs suspected to be loyal to the suspended Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Wednesday, invaded the red chambers and forcefully took away the parliament’s symbol of authority.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, described the attack as a primitive violation of the sanctity of the Senate.
He also said it was a huge threat to Nigeria’s democracy, calling for the probe of the security unit.
He stated, “It represents a throw-back to those dark old days we are better off without. It is equally a sad commentary on the quality of representation.
“We therefore condemn it in its entirety. We similarly invite all who love Nigeria to rise and condemn this crude and sordid act or conduct.”
Wabba advised that any conflict should be resolved in a dignified manner befitting of men and women of character and learning.
He further called for thorough probe of the role of the National Assembly security personnel in the lapse.
According to him, “We do also believe that the National Assembly Security apparatus should be called to question for laxity or compromise.
“Whereas they have often distinguished themselves by keeping at bay constituents and peaceful protesters from the precincts of the National Assembly, these thugs seem to have walked on a laid red carpet.
“Could these agencies have been acting alone? What is the degree of their complicity? Whichever way, we condemn this primitive conduct and demand sanctions. Let it never happen again.
“There are better methods no matter the issues.”