The Federal Government has withdrawn security agents attached to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, according to a Daily Trust report. The newspaper quoted a source within the country’s security network as tipping the speaker off of the decision to withdraw his retinue of security keepers. Reports say the order was carried out shortly after midnight. The source was also said to have informed the speaker that a judgement would be entered against him in a court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. The heat being let on Tambuwal is coming on the heels of his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Tambuwal announced his defection Tuesday during plenary. The next day, he made an apparent star appearance at the extra-ordinary congress of the party, held at the Old Parade Ground in Abuja. Tambuwal’s former party would not suffer fool gladly and has asked him to resign his office since ditching the party on which platform he became speaker. This declaration by the PDP on Tuesday was followed by a strategic meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and his national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, party heirarchs and Minister for Justice and the Federation’s Attorney-General, Mohammed Adoke. The meeting was purported to have reviewed Tambuwal’s defection and how to tackle it.