House of Representatives has summoned the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Mr Lawal Daura over last week’s invasion and subsequent arrest of four members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, EKSHA.
The resolution followed a point of order raised by the Minority Leader of the House, Hon Leo Ogor, which came under Matters of Urgent Public Importance on Tuesday’s plenary.
In his lead debate, Ogor explained that the unwarranted and unlawful invasion of Ekiti State House of Assembly was a clear breach of the provisions of the Legislative Powers and Privileges Act.
The Minority Leader pointed out that the invasion of the Assembly violates the provisions of Section 3 of the National Securities Act as well as Section14 (1) of the Legislative Houses Powers and Privileges Act.
He informed the House that democracy, as a form of government, was founded and also thrives on the principles of separation of powers.
The lawmaker further posited that the invasion of the Ekiti Assembly was a clampdown on the age long democratic principles of rule of law rather than rule of men.
He, therefore, urged the House to summon the DSS boss to appear within 48 hours and explain the role of the agency in the invasion and arrest of the four lawmakers.
In a voice vote, the House unanimously adopted the motion and subsequently referred it to the House Committees on National Intelligence and Public Safety for further legislative inputs.

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