National Assembly warns Buhari, upholds No-Confidence Vote on IGP

By Editor on 05/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 550

Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, and Speaker House of Represe
Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, and Speaker House of Represe

The National Assembly has reaffirmed its vote of no confidence on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, and warned the President over the “systematic harassment and humiliation by the Executive of perceived political opponents”.

These were part of the resolutions of the lawmakers after an emergency joint session which was held behind closed doors on Tuesday.

The resolutions were read by Senate President Bukola Saraki.

“We also hereby reaffirm our earlier resolution on the vote of no confidence on the Inspector General of Police, who does nothing but preside over innocent Nigerians with an outright disregard for the constitutional authority of both the executive and the legislature,” Saraki said.

The Senate had earlier in May 2018 declared the IGP as an ‘enemy of democracy’ and unfit to hold a public office after the police boss refused to appear in person before the lawmakers.

Tuesday’s emergency joint session comes amid renewed friction between the legislative and executive arms of government.

The friction had been ascerbated by the refusal of the dispute between the lawmakers and the police boss, the travails of Senator Dino Melaye with the police and the recent invitation of the Senate President over his alleged indictment by the Offa bank robbery suspects.

Emergency Session: Full Resolution By National Assembly

During the joint session, the lawmakers demanded an end to the persecution of perceived enemies and vowed to go tougher in checking the powers of the President.

“The systematic harassment and humiliation by the Executive of perceived political opponents, people with contrary opinions including Legislators and Judiciary by the police and other security agencies must stop,” one of the resolutions read.

They also resolved that President Muhammadu Buhari is accountable for the actions of his appointees.

“The President must be held accountable for the actions of his appointees and must be ready to sanction those that carry out any act which will ridicule or endanger our country and democracy,” another resolution reads. 

The killings which have claimed the lives of hundreds of Nigerians in 2018 alone were also a source of concern for the lawmakers. And they believe that the security agencies must come up with an answer to them.

“The Security Agencies must be given marching orders to curtail the sustained killings of Nigerians across the country and protect life and properties of Nigerians as this is the primary duty of any responsible Government,” the lawmakers said.

Weeks after the lawmakers passed a vote of no confidence, separately, on the IGP and called for his removal, the IGP has remained in office.

With Tuesday’s resolutions, they expect action to be taken. Should nothing be done, they vowed to take tough actions of their own.

“The National Assembly will not hesitate to evoke its Constitutional powers if nothing is done to address the above resolutions passed today,” they warned without giving futher details about the powers.

 

 

Posted 05/06/2018 7:23:02 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
My administration was not corrupt – Gowon

Ugwuanyi approves over N1.8 billion for construction of...

Buhari planning to send me to jail, Obasanjo...

Oyedepo to Buhari: Resign, get out of office...

What I will do to EFCC when I...

2019: Enugu PDP urges seven-day prayers, fasting for...

Army free healthcare: Residents don’t trust military –Chidoka...

Imo footballer killed, buried in shallow grave

2019: Ekweremadu urges Nigerians to embrace Christlike virtues...

Assassination allegation: Why Wike hasn’t been quizzed –...

Controversy over Pastor who prayed at US Embassy...

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reveals who will produce IPOB...

 

Latest News Again, Obasanjo fires Buhari: You’re too sick to run for re-election Council of State approves N27,000 as minimum wage Boko Haram: Angry Nigerian soldiers complain of inadequate weapons, vow to return home Buhari has history of bringing looted funds to Nigeria – Atiku Elections: Army begins ‘Operation Python Dance’ nationwide in January Let Buhari, Atiku, others undergo mental tests before elections –CUPP APC has no plan for Igbo presidency – Obasanjo 2019: I have delivered on campaign promises, says Buhari Shehu Shagari: We've lost a sage, democrat, Says Ekweremadu Zuckerberg sees ‘progress’ for Facebook after ‘tumultuous’ year 2019: Dangote, Tinubu, Otedola make APC presidential campaign council PDP Condemns Police Invasion of Dino Melaye’s Residence

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (7,356 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (6,125 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (5,846 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (5,310 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (5,208 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (4,291 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (4,146 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (4,133 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (4,060 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (4,042 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (4,035 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (3,986 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (761) EDITORIAL (6) POLITICS (400) SOCIETY (104) SPORTS (13) BUSINESS (238) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (20) INTERNATIONAL (31) ENTERTAINMENT (8) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (10)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands