The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Uche Secondus has advised legislators of the ninth Assembly to guide their independence jealously.

Secondus in a statement in Abuja, urged the legislators-elect to refuse to be intimidated.

He said that the 9th members of the Senate should know that they were elected representatives of the people, that the parliament is opium of democracy.

He also advised President Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC against muzzling the legislature and the other arms of the government.

Secondus spoke against the backdrop of what he described as obvious direct involvement of APC” ahead of Tuesday’s election of principal officers of the 9th Assembly.

He said that