house of reps

From Zipporah Ike, Abuja

House of representatives members were on tuesday divided over a motion which sought to urge the inspector general of police to relieve assistant inspector general of police, Joseph Mbu of any role in overseeing the 2015 general elections.

This followed a motion sponsored by a representative, Aliyu Madaki with prayers that the house should condemn in strong terms the utterances and actions of AIG Mbu which are at variance with the expected conduct of an officer of the Nigerian police force.

The second prayer is that the inspector general of police should relieve AIG Mbu of any role in overseeing the elections as his utterances and actions are at variance with the constitution and the provisions of the electoral act

These motions drew heated debate as members of the PDP insisted that the matter should not be accepted on its face value but properly investigated.

Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha who presided over the session referred the matter to the house committee on police affairs.

Another drama on the alleged non distribution of permanent voters cards in Owerri federal constituency read by Nnanna Igbokwe who is said not to be the sponsor nor the co- sponsor of the motion. Members kicked against the motion saying it was against the rules of the house.

The motion was stepped down pending when the sponsor Ezenwa Onyewuchi is present.

The motion on the deployment of military personnel for election purposes raised by Femi Gbajabiamila will be deliberated upon on Wednesday.

Bills were passed and reports considered in the committee of the whole



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