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
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
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
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.
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.