What UK Govt Said On SSS Seige At NASS

Senate National Assembly Complex
National Assembly Complex

THE British High Commission, reacting to the weight laid on the National Assembly by the DSS operatives on Tuesday, said it would only accept a democratic process that recognises the rights of Nigerians to participate in election process.

“We are aware of media reports of a situation at the National Assembly this morning. We are closely monitoring the situation and other political developments in Nigeria.

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“The United Kingdom supports a process whereby the people of Nigeria can exercise their democratic right to vote and be voted for. We favour a free, fair, credible and peaceful process and the independence of institutions, which allow for that,” Joe Abuku, a spokesperson for the UK Embassy in Abuja, said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday afternoon.

The statement came hours after Ben Murray-Bruce, a senator from Bayelsa State, asked that foreign sanctions be meted on those involved in the siege at the parliament.

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