Following the crisis between the Senate and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, lawmakers on Wednesday resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to report the activities of the police boss to him.
Although, the police boss has dismissed allegation, Ekweremadu in his ruling on Wednesday, said, “We have agreed that we are going to set up an ad hoc committee. This committee will engage with the President as soon as possible to be able to deal not only with this, but to also ensure that the President take charge in matters concerning preserving our rights and protecting our democracy.”
Members of the delegation to be led by Saraki are Majority Leader, Ahmad Lawan; Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio; Chief Whip, Sola Adeyeye; Senator Danjuma Goje, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Senator Samuel Egwu, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, Senator Fatima Raji Rasaki and Senator Oluremi Tinubu. Before the resolution was made, the Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, after Saraki’s presentation, raised a point of order to ask why Saraki raised the matter without throwing the matter open to the Senate for a debate and investigation.
“If indeed this allegation is true, we will need to take some resolutions and bring it to the appropriate authorities. It will not be right for us to wait for the dubious act being planned to happen before we react, “he said.
Responding, Saraki said he only wanted to inform the Senate but the lawmakers could take up the matter. Akpabio prayed the Senate to mandate a committee to probe into the allegation against the police. Seconding Akpabio’s prayer, Senator Ahmed Sani said the matter should be referred to a committee for investigation.
The Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na ’ Allah, said Ahmed must have informed Saraki about the alleged plot from an informed position as the chief security officer of Kwara. “We cannot just sweep that matter under the carpet,” he stated. Na’Allah asked that a panel of “very experienced members who have been here for some time and who know about this kind of issue” be mandated to probe into the matter.
He prayed that Saraki be absolved of constituting the committee, asking him to step down from presiding over the session and allow the Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu, to take over and name members of the panel. The prayer was unanimously granted. Ekweremadu asked the lawmakers to make suggestions on the action to be taken.
Both the Chief Whip, Sola Adeyeye; Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda; and Senator Gbenga Ashafa, called for a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. Also, Senator Samuel Anyanwu said, “I don’t want us to trivialise this issue, it is a very serious matter. If this matter has to do with the Senate President of Nigeria, then all of us are in trouble. I remember that I said from February, all of us will be in the cell one after the other. We have come to that point.
“We should look for crack people who can do a forensic investigation of this issue and bring it to the public domain, so that Nigerians will understand the persecution we are going through now. “As it stands, I can assure you that already, some of us have been earmarked for destruction just because we speak out. But as far as I am concerned, it is only one bullet and one life. This democracy cannot be ridiculed.”
Postpone General Elections To Allow Zamfara APC Field Candidates — AGF Tells INEC
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State field candidates for the general elections.
Malami, who doubles as the Minister of Justice, made the call in a letter to INEC dated February 13 and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria.
The minister said that INEC could not foreclose the right of a political party to participate in elections without recourse to the Act.
He said: “My office received a petition from the firm of M. A. Mahmud, (SAN) & CO, in respect of the need to urgently consider Sections 38 and 39 of the Electoral Act and extend the time for the APC Zamfara to field a gubernatorial candidate in the light of a Zamfara High Court judgment in suit No.ZMS/GS/52/2018.
“The letter was requesting that the subsisting judgment in the suit be upheld and respected by INEC, as the Court of Appeal has upheld the appeal with No. CA/S/23/2019; thus effectively annulling the grounds upon which the purported cancellation of the APC Primaries in Zamfara by INEC was based.”
Malami in the letter invited INEC to comply with the judgment of the Court of Appeal by admitting the results of the APC Zamfara State primaries.
He also invited INEC to comply with the provisions of Section 38 of the Electoral Act, which empowers the commission to postpone the election for the governorship, National Assembly and House of Assembly elections.
He said this was in view of the fact that since the Court of Appeal had upheld the primaries as valid, the APC in Zamfara State would need a little time to catch up with its contemporaries in the election.
He said: “Granting them this concession is not necessarily a favour but a right that inures to all contestants under similar circumstances.”
The AGF maintained that by the doctrine and principle of judicial precedence, the appeal superseded the Federal High Court’s position which foreclosed APC Zamfara State from fielding candidates in the February and March general elections.
Police Arrest 6 Yahoo Boys With 200 Female Pants In Delta, Says They Work For Native Doctors In Ijebu Ode
The police division in Okpanam community, Delta State has arrested six suspected ritualists with 200 female pants in the area.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Chucks Orisewezie, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, told newsmen in Asaba that they include: Chucks Okolie, Francis Ogbereh, Collins Ederah, Felix Nnamdi, Goodluck John, and Steve Akpokona.
“The suspects were arrested upon intelligence gathered by the police detectives in the bush of Okpanam community where they allegedly packaged the underwears into a sack and were about moving out of the area.
“The police detectives recovered two hundred female pants from the suspects including N120,000, some fetish materials, three cut-to-size guns. “They confessed that they were working for some native doctors in faraway Ijebu Ode in Ogun State”.
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