A former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, has decried the invasion of the National Assembly by the officials of the Department of State Services.

Ihedioha warned that Nigeria was too big for any individual or group to hold to ransom.

In a statement on Sunday by his media aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu, Ihedioha, said, “This democracy is too precious to Nigerians for any individual or group to hold to ransom. I wish to alert Nigerians that the All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, and his team of notorious gangsters have become a nuisance and an increasing threat to our democracy and must not be allowed to truncate our hard-earned democratic government.

“The legislature is the fulcrum of democratic practice; consequently, the assault on the people’s House, an institution that symbolises our democracy and has indeed entrenched its culture, is to say the least, a failed coup, abuse of power and indeed smacks of dictatorship.”