House of Rep. Summons DSS DG over Ekiti House Invasion

The House of Representatives has summoned the Director-General of Department of State Security (DDS) to appear before it within 48 hours following the invasion of Ekiti State House of Assembly, by its personnel.
This followed the unanimous adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance moved by House Minority Leader, Leo Ogor (PDP-Delta) on Tuesday.
Ogor decried the action, saying such interference violated the principle of separation of powers by the invasion of the Assembly complex by DSS on Friday, lask week.
Four members ofbthe Assembly were eportedly arrested by the security personnel.
According to Ogor, “It is a clear violation of the provisions of the constitution; it is unacceptable as it demonstrates interference with an arm of government.
“If somebody violates the law and nothing is done, it gives him the privilege to move forward.
“Therefore, it is important that we summon the Director-General of the DSS to explain where the agency derives its powers to invade and destabilise the activities of the House.
“It is important to respect the rule of law and the sanctity of this institution must remain sacrosanct.”
The matter wss referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Intelligence for further action.

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