Friday, November 21, 2014

National Assembly Fracas: I See My Assault As “The Prize And Sacrifice For Leadership”

The Senate president has confirmed he was actually assaulted by a legislator but says he has forgiven the man named Hon. Abdulmalik Cheche and takes his assault to be a prize and sacrifice for leadership. Mark made this statement through his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, also adding that both the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal and the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Babangida Aliyu, had already pleaded on behalf of the lawmaker over his unruly bbehavior

“It is a sacrifice I am prepared to accept. I was physically stopped at the  gate and booked from accessing the National Assembly complex for about an hour . I was also tear gassed at the lobby of the White House as I made my return from the Green Chamber.
                              
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” In all these, I  bear no ill feeling . AbdulMalik (Cheche)  is my colleague. I have forgiven him. I believe we can continue to work together in the interest of peace and sustenance of democracy.”

Narrating what happened inside the lower chamber, the Senate president said his visit was to ascertain the safety of Speaker Aminu Tambuwal and his colleagues.

“I also went to confer with Mr. Speaker on the need to suspend plenary in both Chambers in order to restore sanity to an environment that had turned restive and becoming uncontrollable.

“My intention was to safeguard the sanctity of the hallowed Chamber and to guarantee the respect of the legislature. I consider the unwarranted and needless attack on my person by Hon. Abdulmalik Usman Cheche.

“Like I have repeatedly said, I will do anything necessary to keep the sanctity of the parliament as an institution and safeguard the respect of every legislator.

” I therefore urge all political actors to always remember that we must first have  a nation before we can achieve our various individual ambitions.

“We must at all times restrain ourselves from actions that cannot add value to our hard earned democracy.

“We should remain guided by the rules no matter how strongly we perceive our positions to be the most appropriate.”

He described his experience in the hands of the lawmaker as “his prize and sacrifice for leadership.”


22 comments:

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    1. It is politically inclined

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  2. What we want to hear is what led to the fracas and why was the house shut down.

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  3. Whatever!! All we want is for them to stop displaying all sorts of indiscipline and work towards the growth and development of this country, NIGERIA.

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    1. They should all be forced to retire. In 2014 they are displaying violence

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  4. Sorry for my ignorance but mark sounds desperate. You know in your hearts of hearts that you would have dealt with him if not for the elections coming up soon

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  5. This is the kind of leader Nigeria needs

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  6. The legislator that manhandled him is from PDP. If the legislator was from another party, would he have forgiven him?

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  8. Who called the shots that ignited the palaver in senate? Yeye dey smell

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  9. Who called the shots that ignited the palaver in senate? Yeye dey smell

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  10. Prize and sacrifice for leadership indeed! Pdp instructed the IG to restrict tambuwal and other law makers from gaining access into the National assembly.you have nothing to explain to nigerians mr senate president because the whole saga was premeditated by pdp, by so doing, you caused the assault on yourself

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  11. Lol Mark is working for Jonathan so what do you expect

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  12. What a political statement. Who is he trying to fool

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  13. You are all fools.hiding behind a computer to type nonsense. David mark still remains one of the mist respected leaders in the country,professional and unbiased.Who else would he dork for if not the President?Just cos you are exposed to a system doesn't make you a guaranteed he goat.So think before you type

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  14. Mtchews. Bunch of fools

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  15. I don't expect you to say otherwise. You are working for Jonah

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  16. Good point David Mark @least you're different

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  17. David Mark is a snipper

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