The National Assembly Reaffirmed Vote of No-Confidence on IGP.
National Assembly during an emergency session held on
Tuesday resolved that President Buhari must be
held accountable for the actions of his appointees and
that he should be willing to query any of their act
that could put the nations democracy in danger.
Among the resolutions reached by the National Assembly
during their emergency session reaffirmed its initial vote
of no confidence on Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General
of Police (IGP).
They also warned President Buhari over what they described as
“systematic harassment and humiliation by the Executive of
perceived political opponents”.
The resolutions which was read by Senate President
Bukola Saraki states:
“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.”
The Senate in May 2018 earlier declared the IGP as an
enemy of democracy and unfit to hold any public office
within and outside Nigeria over his continues refusal to
present himself before the lawmakers when
they requested him to.
Tuesday’s emergency joint session comes amid renewed
tensions between the legislative and executive
arms of government.
The tension is linked to the continues dispute between the
lawmakers and the Police IGP.
And also the incidence between Dino Melaye and the police,
the recent invitation of Bukola Saraki over his alleged
involvement with the Offa bank robbery suspects.
During the joint session, the lawmakers call for 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.
Also among the resolutions was the agreement that Buhari
should be responsible for the action 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.”
The lawmakers raises concern over the continues
killing in Nigeria over the year that has left many
dead and homeless. They request that security
agencies bead up their strategies and
find a lasting solutions to this problem.
“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.”
Following their joint declaration prescribing the IGP
as an enemy of democracy,
the lawmakers vow to take tougher action on their
own should the president do nothing about the IGP.
“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 further details about the powers.