The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives and leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caucus in the Green Chamber, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has vowed that the opposition will remain vigilant as events unfold in the House.
In a statement entitled: “We Will Continue to be Vigilant Against Unlawful Tactics of Jonathan”, Gbajabiamila expressed sadness over the events that led himself and other members into scaling over the National Assembly gates before gaining entrance into the National Assembly on Thursday.
He said: “What happened in the National Assembly yesterday (Thursday) will forever live in infamy. Never thought I would see the day when I would be forced to go over the assembly gates where I work to gain access into the chambers. But then our democracy has to be saved”.
The lawmaker expressed surprise that the Presidency, through its agents, could undermine a court injunction restraining them from acting against the Speaker,
“It was pretty clear the Presidency in spite of a court injunction wanted to do something sinister and illegal. They perfected the plot to stop the Speaker and the opposition leader from gaining entry.
“My members were already in chambers waiting for me to come in so as to provide leadership and direction. Most of them had gone over the gate too. I had to do the needful to save our democracy. We thank God we foiled their evil machinations. We will continue to be vigilant”, Gbajabiamila stressed.