Names of members of the National Assembly who sponsor terrorism, challenges of representatives – Nigeria – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
Yesterday, the House of Representatives urged President Muhammadu Buhari to denounce members of the National Assembly who he said were sponsoring terrorism in the country and to prosecute anyone found to be at fault.
Lawmakers said it was wrong to make a blanket accusation against the legislative arm of government without justifying it.
The Chamber said if Buhari did not disclose the names of suspected sponsors, he could invoke Article 28 of the Constitution, forcing the president to do so.
“We are all the main suspects here. I call on House leaders to liaise with their counterparts in the Senate to try and see the president so he can tell us who is sponsoring terrorism among us, ”said Ben Roland Igbakpa, who tabled a motion in the Senate. title of questions of privilege.
Igbakpa revealed a bad experience he claimed to have had at the hands of Ghanaian authorities over the weekend.
He said, “They detained me for about four hours, saying they were trying to confirm something. I missed the wedding I went to. And at the end of the day, one of them walked up to me and said, ‘Sorry, sir. There is an announcement in Nigeria that a member of parliament is sponsoring terrorism and we have been put on red alert to ensure that no member of parliament comes here to hide or cause trouble.
“I had to come home shot. They called me all over the world; my friends said to me, ‘Who among you is the sponsor of terrorism?’ The right thing for a father to do is name and shame any child who causes the division. But the President did not shame this person or name him
In a unanimous resolution, lawmakers instructed the House leadership to meet with their Senate counterparts and schedule a meeting with the president, to appoint lawmakers to whom he referred.
President Femi Gbajabiamila, who chaired the plenary, pledged to ensure respect and report to the House.