…as lawmakers dust Nigeria’s constitution to nail Mr President
…Order Paper of Wednesday already grants Buhari and his service chiefs access to chamber
By Emman Ovuakporie
Information filtering into TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) on Wednesday indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari may chicken out at the last minute, refuse to appear before National Assembly members tomorrow to explain why insurgency in the north east had persisted.
TNG recalls the House had on December 1 moved that Buhari should appear before it via a motion promoted by all Borno state Federal Lawmakers.
The motion had sailed despite the leadership attempt to bury it as the Borno Reps even at a closed door meeting had insisted that Mr President must come and explain.
The House leadership had no choice than to succumb to the pressure without support from the opposition parties.
The arrowheads of the move were predominantly APC Reps who vowed to get to the roots of their motion.
Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila had proudly announced that Mr President has graciously agreed to honor their invitation.
The House leadership in a surprise twist after opposing the move saw it as a legislative victory as this was the first time a sitting president is being summoned in Nigeria.
Today’s Order Paper has granted Mr President and his service chiefs unfettered entry into the Chambers on Thursday.
But information reaching TNG points to the fact that Buhari probably after listening to members of his kitchen cabinet not to appear may have chickened out of the scheduled appearance.
TNG also reliably gathered that the real opposition members recognized by PDP had dusted the 1999 constitution as amended to open the fireworks on Buhari.
A source told TNG that”this is an opportunity to open a can of worms and pour it on the floor of the chamber for all Nigerians to see.
Urgent Need to condemn and investigate the insane killing of unarmed Farmers in Jere Local Government of Borno State
Hon. Ahmed Satomi, Hon. Mohammed Tahir Monguno, Hon. Zainab Gimba, Hon. Muktar Betara, Hon. Mallam Bukar Gana, Hon. Haruna Mshelia, Hon. Ahmadu Usman Jaha, Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed Bukar, Hon. Usman Zannah, Hon. Abdulkadir Rahis
Pained that more than 43 people were killed in an “insane” and barbaric attack of rice farmers in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday 28th November 2020;
Troubled that the attackers tied up agricultural labourers working in rice fields and slit their throats in Zabarmari village Jere Local Government near Maiduguri, in Borno State;
Disturbed that some of the victims were labourers from other States of the Federation who had travelled to work on the rice farm fields in Borno State;
Worried that the exact number of people killed in the incident is not yet known as over 44 dead bodies were recovered buried, all of them slaughtered, along with six others with serious injuries and many more residents are reported missing;
Recognizes that at the funeral of the victims on Sunday 29th November, 2020 the governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, statted that “Our people are in very difficult situations, they are in two different extreme conditions: in one side, [if] they stay at home, they may be killed by hunger and starvation; on the other, they go out to their farmlands and risk getting killed by the insurgents.”;
More worried by the inability of the Military and Security Forces in averting the continued wanton killings by Book Haram insurgents, bandits, and terrorists in the North East and across the country;
Aware that President Muhammadu Buhari has condemn the senseless killing of several hard-working farmers by terrorists as the entire country is hurt by the dastard;
Also aware of the urgent need for the President and Commander of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to reorganize the security architecture of the country to end insurgency in the North East, banditry and all acts of terrorism across the nation.
- Invite President Muhammadu Buhari, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to brief the House of Representatives on the True State of the Security of the Nation;
- Condemn the killing of unarmed civilian farmers at Zabarmari village Jere Local Government near Maiduguri, in Borno State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday 28th November, 2020;
- Observe a minute silence in honour of the victims of the incidents that lost their lives.