Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has described the invasion and disruption of the proceedings of the Senate by hoodlums as inimical to democratic norms and values.
In a statement, the National Secretary of the Union, Comrade Shuaibu Leman said paralysing Parliamentary Sessions and seizing the symbol of authority was a condemnable act.
“A DASTARDLY ACT: We consider the invasion and disruption of the proceedings of the Senate by thugs today as inimical to democratic norms and values”, Leman said.
He noted that “Paralysing Parliamentary Sessions and seizing of the Mace which is a symbol of office or authority is a favourite pastime of most aggrieved members of the National and State Assemblies, for whatever reason”.
NUJ therefore calls for a proper investigation into how thugs got into the senate hallow Chamber unhindered to forestall recurrence.
“We note with regret that most politicians have lost the sensibility to understand the cost implication of such disruptions, especially as loss of time through pandemoniums translates into substantial loss of public money. We condemn the action in its entirety and call for proper investigation into how thugs got unhindered access into the Red Chamber”, the Union’s Scribe opined