Monday, 23 June 2014

Breaking News: Soldiers Hold Tambuwal Hostage, Insist on Searching Speaker’s Car

Soldiers attached to a venue of international conference on security and development challenges of pastoralism in West and central Africa organised by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Monday insisted that they must search the car of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. The incident, which occurred at Hotel 17 venue of the conference at Kaduna, was condemned by Tambuwal’s spokesperson, Malam Imam Imam, who decried it as a conduct that undermines the institution of the legislature. “It is not about the person of the Speaker, but the office he is occupying. What we expect is for the security agents to show respect for the office of the Number 4 citizen of the country, ” he said. The Speaker is the Number Four in protocol hierarchy in the Federation, after the President, Vice-President, and the Senate President. Following the brief restriction of the movement of his official car by the soldiers, Tambuwal got angry and trekked into the venue.

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