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More lawmakers tackle Saraki, Ekweremadu over IPOB

Three days after a leader of the House of Representatives criticised Senate President Bukola Saraki for his views on the proscription of the separatist group, IPOB, more lawmakers have joined in criticising the number three citizen.

A group of lawmakers from the House of Representatives, under the aegis of Progressive Caucus, described Mr. Saraki’s statement as shocking beyond belief.

The senate president had in a statement on Monday described the Nigerian military’s declaration of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation as illegal. He also said the South-east governors who announced the proscription of IPOB had no powers to do so. He said there were legal processes to making such declarations.

The military later retracted its declaration, after which the federal government secured a court order to formally label the group a terror organisation.

However, a day after Mr. Saraki’s statement, the Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa, criticised the senate president.

On Friday, the Progressive Caucus, in a statement signed by three members of the House of Representatives said Mr. Saraki “willy-nilly endorsed the murderous activities of the proscribed” group.

The statement was signed by Aiyu Madaki, Sani Zorro and Mohammed Soba, all members of the House.

The lawmakers alleged that, “In fact, a clear pattern of overt support to the leader of the terrorist group had since been established under the watch of the Senate President, for some time now.

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