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“I had to do the needful to save our democracy”- House of Reps Leader on Scaling National Assembly Gate



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Members of the House of Representatives climbing the National Assembly gate during a fracas at the National Assembly in Abuja on Thursday, November 20th

Femi Gbajabiamila, House of Representatives Minority Leader, was one of the lawmakers who scaled the National Assembly gate during the pandemonium that took place at the premises last week.

Speaking on the incident via a statement signed by his research and media assistant, Gbajabiamila stated that he climbed over the gate to save democracy, Daily Post reports.

An excerpt from the statement reads:

What happened in the National Assembly yesterday will forever live in infamy. I never thought I would see the day when I would be forced to go over the assembly gates where I work to gain access into the chambers. But then our democracy has to be saved…

It was pretty clear the presidency in spite of a court injunction wanted to do something sinister and illegal.

They perfected the plot to stop the Speaker and the opposition leader from gaining entry. My members were already in chambers waiting for me to come in so as to provide leadership and direction. Most of them had gone over the gate too. I had to do the needful to save our democracy. We thank God we foiled their evil machinations. We will continue to be vigilant.

Photo Credit: NAN-PHOTO


  1. Beauty

    November 24, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    To save Nigeria’s democracy indeed! You scaled the fence to save your pocket. How many laws have you people passed to favour the masses? You guys keep attacking PDP as if APC has a better agenda. What you should be telling us is what you intend to do differently from what PDP has done.

  2. bruno

    November 24, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    this one too is on drugs. u scaled that fence because ur a monkey and thats what monkeys do, lol
    look at his mouth. u wanted to save your source of income and not nigeria’s democracy. thief oshi

    i dont know why they didn’t arrest him for public misconduct and trespassing.

  3. valentine

    November 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    No matter what happens,that gate is never meant to be scaled through in such a manner…jumping over it has deformed its dignity. Measures should be taken to prevent such despicable events from happening again. it tarnishes the nations image and casts a bad reputation on us.

  4. Okafor Christopher

    November 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    You scaled the assembly gate to save your money not democracy, you guys do not have the interest of the masses at heart but your pockets pls spare us that crap.

  5. Fatimah

    November 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Oshheyyy Peter Rufai. Hion Enyeama in the House!

  6. Jo!

    November 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Of course you had to

  7. mujer

    November 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Whatever. Convince the blind and foolish. We need to get rid of all of you to save our democracy. Yeah. That is what needs to happen, rapido!

  8. NagosBigBoi

    November 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    The Kabuki theater that is the NASS continues!

  9. @edDREAMZ

    November 24, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    See as person father dey disgrace himself abeg….


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