A non-governmental organization, Al-Mushahid Initiative for Transparency and Accountability has condemned the attacked on the senate hallows chambers by suspected thugs who catered away the MACE (The symbol of authority of the national assembly).
In a statement made available to us and signed by it national president, Ambassador Aminu Majidadi, the NGO tasked the appropriate security agency to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice without further delay.
“We hold this self-evident truth that we have no other country than Nigeria, so, issues of this nature that tends to threaten our democratic institutions and values system should be resisted by all well-meaning Nigerians with the ambit of the law to prevent such future occurrences and those responsible be made to suffer equivalent consequential penalties.”
“The ease at which the MACE being the symbol of authority of the legislative assembly at every plenary proceedings was taken away like a broad day light thriller episode and has further cast doubt on the security arrangement with the national assembly complex and the capacity of the Sergeant at arms to exercise it constitutional roles of providing protection for our legislators without let or hindrance, poses serious national security implications”.
However, the NGO has commended the prompt actions by the Nigerian police which has led to the recovered of the snatched MACE and identified those behind the episode. Also, the NGO commended the senators for their sense of maturity, discipline and composure in the face of provocation.