The National Democratic Front (NDF) has warned Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to stop playing politics with issues of national security and quit making utterances to derail President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
This caution trails Mr. Gbajabiamila’s statement on Friday where he appeared to have berated the Service Chiefs for failing to honor an invitation to the lower chamber.
In a statement signed by Secretary-General, Dr. Abdukakadir Bolaji, the NDF said it is appalled by the “careless utterances of the Speaker” who also vowed to report the Foreign Affairs Minister to the President over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
According to the group, there is a grand plot to discredit the administration of President Buhari and Mr. Gbajabiamila appears to be in the forefront.
However, The National Democratic Front advised the Speaker not to return to the era where instead of parliamentary functions, the legislature issued summons to heads of critical agencies as bait for extortion.
The NDF, therefore, urged Mr. Gbajabiamila to retrace his steps and not bow to any pressure to derail the country’s democracy.