-July, 23, 2019, news/comments,
ABUJA-The lower chamber, (House of Representatives) has advised President Muhammadu to shun court orders on the release of the detained leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky., stressing that the incessant detention of El-Zakzaky possess more security threat to the nation.
This was as result of an amendment to a motion on the need to curtail the recent incidence of attacks and insecurity occasioned by the continuous violent protests of the movement. The motion is being pioneered by Hon. Ahmed Shamdudeen from Kano State. Hon. Herman Hembe from Benue State who had earlier stressed that the amended bill is to compare President to obey the court orders and release Elzazaky. But the naysayers shut down the motion when subjected to a voice vote by Speaker Femi Gbajabimila.
Vanguard newspaper had earlier reported that “the same fate almost befell another amendment by Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu from Anambra who forwarded an amendment specifically calling on the Kaduna State government to also release Elzazaky. When put to vote, the naysayers almost had their way again. But sensing a tie in the respective responses of “yea”, and “nay” sayers, the speaker called for a division. “I am going to do the division right here and now”, Gbajabiamila said. At this juncture, the House became rowdy and swiftly dissolved into an executive session. At the moment, members are still in the closed meeting”
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