Abuja - The National Working Committee
(NWC), of the PDP has called on the Inspector General of Police to investigate
the circumstances that lead to the fracas at the National Assembly on Nov. 20.
The call is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa
Metuh, the party`s National Publicity Secretary in Abuja on Friday.
The statement said the call had become necessary in the
light of accusations and counter accusations over the unfortunate incident that
led to the shutdown of the National Assembly.
It charged the Inspector General of Police to unravel the
fact of the incident within the next 72 hours.
According to the statement, the sanctity of the National
Assembly as an arm of government and citadel of democracy must be upheld at all
"The matter should not be shrouded in controversy, sinister
plots and mundane accusations”.
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It, however, acknowledged that security agencies, within
their constitutional powers, could search individuals due to the country`s
This, it said, was to ensure that only responsible and duly
accredited persons entered the National Assembly complex.
"The PDP is known for its unwavering stand in upholding the
tenets of democracy. Our stand for justice, fairness, and equity at all times
"In the same vein, President Jonathan has been very humble
and forthright in upholding these principles and rights of citizens’’, it said.
According to it, President Jonathan had instituted free,
fair and credible elections and remains unwavering that his ambition is not
worth the blood of any Nigerian.
"We therefore believe that there is no need to shroud the
development in controversy.
"In this regard, we call for a full investigation to
unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident within the next 72 hours.
"Nigerians deserve to know the truth at all times”, the