Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the earlier blockage of the National Assembly complex by men of the Department of State Services (DSS), describing the action as "madness."
The former vice president said this on Tuesday, via his Facebook page, while reacting to the siege of the complex by the DSS.
He said the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria assures the independence of the legislature.
He posted on his Facebook page that such act was undemocratic and should be condemned by all.
The post read: "The attention of former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has been drawn to an illegal and undemocratic attempt by fascist forces to break into the National Assembly for the purpose of furthering the agenda to force a change in the Nigerian Senate’s leadership.
“Atiku Abubakar completely condemns this atrocity and calls on all those involved to put Nigeria first and abandon this madness.
“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, guarantees both the independence of the legislature and separation of powers. Nigeria is a democracy not a military dictatorship and we the people will never return to tyranny.
“Atiku Abubakar calls on President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to stop hiding behind one finger and live up to their responsibility of upholding the constitution and law and order, which they swore to on May 29, 2015.
“We warned that if what occurred in Benue last week was not checked on time, it would escalate to the federal level. Today we are seeing that warning in play.
“The acting President, being himself a Professor of Law, ought to know that setting such a precedent is an invitation to anarchy.