Name Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho’s sponsor in National Assemble – Lawmakers challenges Buhari
The lawmakers have challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to name and prosecute the lawmaker identified as the sponsor of agitators, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, in the country.
The lawmakers claimed President Buhari made all the lawmakers in the House suspects of crime if the alleged sponsor of self-determination agitators was not only identified but also prosecuted.
Buhari had previously said in his speech during the 61st Independence Day anniversary of Nigeria, that the government had been able to identified sponsors of the secessionist groups and their leaders.
According to the president, ongoing investigations revealed a serving member of the National Assembly as one of the high-profile financiers of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu; and the Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho.
Igbakpa noted he would not allow the President’s allegation to tarnish his reputation noting that he was a proud member of the legislature. He then urged the House to prevail on the President to name the sponsors and prosecute them accordingly adding that the National Assembly would have otherwise invoked Section 88 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to get to the root of the matter.
According to him, “The President, in his speech, noted that one of us is sponsoring terrorism. That means we are prime suspects. He didn’t name that person. “They have been calling me from all over the world. My friends have been saying who among you is sponsoring terrorists? All of us are prime suspects.”
The section reads, “88. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, each House of the National Assembly shall have power by resolution published in its journal or in the Official Gazette of the Government of the Federation to direct or cause to be directed investigation into -(a) any matter or thing with respect to which it has power to make laws, and (b) the conduct of affairs of any person, authority, ministry or government department charged, or intended to be charged, with the duty of or responsibility for (i) executing or administering laws enacted by National Assembly, and (ii) disbursing or administering moneys appropriated or to be appropriated by the National Assembly.