A group of thugs allegedly led by a suspended Senator, on Wednesday carried out the invasion while the Senate was already in session for the business of the day.
According to him, the 8th Assembly is going to make sure that democracy must work in Nigeria. “I read a lot of books about representative democracy, what baffle me most is that those who are trying to undermine the institution of National Assembly are pretenders to the institution of democracy.
“That means once the assembly seizes to function or you want to muscle it, then it shows that we are no longer practicing democracy.
“So, we need to tell these people who are pretenders that they are not practicing democracy because it is the assembly that defines democracy.
“This is because of the way some of us grew up and started practicing democracy; a lot of Nigerian populace still doesn’t agree that the institution of the legislature must be protected.
“I was told that hoodlums invaded the National Assembly and carted away the mace but I am happy and satisfied that democracy is going to work in Nigeria,’’ Lasun stated.