VERDICT: 5 winners and losers from DSS siege on National Assembly

The secret service (DSS) siege on Nigeria’s National Assembly is (hopefully) over and we’ve had winners and losers.

Let’s take a look at four of them.

1. Boma Goodhead

Good head indeed. While male lawmakers addressed the media as the siege lasted, Rivers rep Honourable Boma Goodhead confronted armed DSS operatives and took them to task on why they were subverting democracy. She’s gone viral for standing up to tyranny. She’s done something honourable. Boma’s a winner.

2. Lawal Daura

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Lawal Daura: Man lost his job today. Sigh.

The former DSS boss may have deployed his boys without approval from the boss. Muhammadu Buhari may be president but Yemi Osinabjo is Acting President and so the oga at the top till Buhari returns. Osinbajo fired Daura and anyone with a brain knows it’s because of what happened at the National Assembly on Tuesday. Daura’s a loser.

3. Yemi Osinbajo

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Keep calm and fire tyranny like Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

The Acting President, who happens to be a Law professor, came under fire for being Acting President while the illegality at NASS lasted. But he stepped up and pushed the “fix it” button (likely red in colour)…and just like that, Lawal Daura’s gone and the siege ends. Osinbajo then issued a statement condemning the National Assembly blockade and promising to deal with those involved in the show of shame. PYO wins.

4. Muhammadu Buhari

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“I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody,” President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari belongs to neither side and to both sides. When his London vacation ends, we’ll see what he does with Lawal Daura. We’ll know if he approved of Osinbajo’s decision. When some lawmakers tried impeaching Benue governor Samuel Ortom, presidential media aide Femi Adesina said Buhari would not get involved in any unconstitutionality. If that’s anything to go by, Buhari wins. If not, nor be for my mouth una go hear am.

5. Nigerians

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So how does the whole saga make life meaningful for an average trader in Ladipo market?

Sorry guys. There’s no way to prove all the voltrons (DSS, Presidency, lawmakers, etc) who “fought” at the National Assembly today did it with your interest in heart. They say when two elephants fight, the grass suffers. If you think this is me calling you losers, do something about it in 2019.

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  1. Intelligent and brilliant.
    Where I beg to differ is that of honourable goodhead whom the article labelled winner.
    As far as I am concerned,He is a winner may be to a few because I took part of her utteraces and I must say he is selfishly defending her personal interest and that of her political party and needs no celebrating by myself personally.
    If her statements had been made without the mentioned names and comparison of GEJ and PMB.
    Then I would have gone with your school of thought that she us truly a winner but from my own point of view,she is only acting her own scene of the whole script.

    1. Thank you so much bro. Get your point. The woman won because she wasn’t afraid to speak up. Whether or nor she spoke for the people is another question. You get the picture when you consider Number 5: Nigerians. We start winning when we start electing people who fight for the common man.

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