The earlier Speaker of the Dwelling of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, last week, cried out over a threat to his life, and three others from his Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal constituency of Bauchi State.
We tracked two other tales from the Nationwide Assembly (NASS) that made the rounds all through the week beneath consider.
1. Threat to Dogara’s life
In a petition dated August 19, 2022, and addressed to the Inspector Fundamental of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, Dogara demanded a thorough investigation over a threat to his life, and three others particularly, Bar. Istifanus Bala Gambar, Rev. Markus Musa (CAN Chairman, T/Balewa) and Emmanuel (Chairman NL, T/Balewa).
He alleged that three people particularly, Insp. Dakat Samuel, Insp. Auwalu Mohammed and Barau Joel Amos (Sarkin Yaki) had been involved in a gun-running actions geared towards assassinating him.
“I’ve been authoritatively educated that the talked about Barau Joel Amos has confessed that the rationale he sought to buy the rifles is to kill me and three of my constituents…” Dogara wrote.
The alleged lack of life threat on Dogara, and his constituents is, actually, disturbing. Coming on the heels of heightened political actions, it raises the specter of intolerance as a worsening custom.
That is especially in order a results of there are insinuations that the threat might be not unconnected to Dogara and former Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal’s ceaseless campaigns in opposition to the All Progressives Congress (APC) adoption of a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election.
Regardless of be the case, the IGP, working with Sanda, desires to see the matter to the highest, and make it possible for the alleged culprits are made to face the laws.
NASS MEMORY LANE
Who talked about;
“The security brokers are doing what they’ll beneath the circumstances throughout which they uncover themselves. We’re not doing adequate when it comes to providing very important instruments for security personnel. We should always at all times declare a state of emergency on the security and welfare of Nigerians and begin to take care of other points as soon as we’re all safe.”
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Two other tales
2. Gbajabiamila’s hope on Tinubu
On August 18, the Speaker of the Dwelling of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, claimed that following what transpired on the meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s victory was assured in 2023.
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Gbajabiamila made the declare whereas speaking on the Surulere Native Authorities House (LGA) APC meeting in Surulere, Lagos.
“My people, what I heard there, what Obasanjo talked about, the victory of Asiwaju is assured. Obasanjo spoke at dimension, and we had been all joyful. He embraced our candidate like a brother, gave him a pat on the once more, and prayed for him copiously,” he talked about.
Gbajabiamila’s claims will not be greater than mere politicking. It’s pretty anticipated of him and other henchmen of APC to mobilize help for his or her presidential candidate. Little query, that’s successfully inside their rights.
The Speaker’s patronizing assertion, punctured shortly after by Obasanjo, merely reveals that politicians can’t be trusted with what they’re saying on a regular basis.
Nonetheless, what is obvious as a result of the presidential election attracts shut to, is that judgment day beckons, and shortly Nigerians will determine the future of all those who have put themselves forward for administration positions.
3. The 18.8bn probe
The Dwelling of Representatives, on August 17, commenced a probe on the Federal Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Enchancment for allegedly spending N18.6 billion to clear bushes and put collectively land all through a variety of unnamed constituencies.
The Chairman, Dwelling Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Oluwole Oke, disclosed this all through an investigative listening to on the issue.
In accordance to a marketing consultant of the Ministry, the N18.6 billion was spent in eight years between 2013 and 2021 with rehabilitation of soil and plant laboratories moreover gulping a a part of the fund.
“Nonetheless a few of our members whose constituencies these duties had been supposed to be domiciled doubted the existence of these duties,” Oke talked about.
Understandably, Nigerians are, as quickly as as soon as extra, infuriated as corruption tales take centre stage. Because of this the Oke-led Committee can’t afford to cope with the probe with youngster gloves, or sweep it beneath the carpet like some probes had been dealt with.
With the rampant tales of corruption in MDAs, the Dwelling ought to take a sturdy stand in conducting the investigations guided by every sense of accountability, responsibility, and transparency. Nigerians are watching!
Reply: Senator Ali Ndume
Ndume made the assertion, on August 14, 2022, when he featured on a Channels Television’s programme, Sunday Politics. He’s the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy.
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