Senate Moves To Halt Registration Of Hausas In Imo

senate-chamber_anti_terrorism_billThe Senate will today debate a motion seeking to stop the Imo State Government from going ahead with its planned registration of all northerners residing in the state.

There have been media reports quoting an aide of Governor Rochas Okorocha to the effect that plans were underway to issue identity cards to northerners resident in the state but the governor, in a statement signed by his spokesman on Monday, denied such plans and challenged those spreading the rumor to provide proof of the said registration.

The plan to register all northerners in Imo reportedly arose after some bombs were discovered at the premises of Winners’ Chapel Church in Owerri, the state capital.

Bringing the matter to the notice of senators under constitutional point of order and matters of urgent national importance, Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP, Bauchi), raised a point of order challenging the unconstitutional action of the Imo State government.

According to him, “I see this action as one that is capable of bringing down this democracy; it’s an apartheid and deprivation of our people in their own country”.

Senator Ningi cited provisions of the constitution which guarantees freedom of movement in the country.

Senate President, David Mark, said Senator Ningi had discussed the matter with him because “it is completely against our constitution”.

Consequently, the senators voted unanimously passing a resolution to consider the matter in plenary Wednesday morning.

2 COMMENTS

  1. SO WHICH IS CONSTITUTIONAL? KILING D IGBOS IN D NORTH OR KILING OF CHRIRTIANS AL IN D NORTH? Y HAVE THEY HURIEDLY JUMPED INTO DIS IN A MATER OF DAYS? SINCE BOKO HARAM STARTED OVER 5YRS NOW, WHAT EFFORT HAVE THEY MADE TO STOP IT? THEY QUICKELY PASSED MOVE TO DEPLOY OVER 36 THOUSAND SECURITY PERSONEL TO EKITI JUST FOR ELECTION, WHY HAVE THEY NOT MOVED TO DEPLOY SUCH NUMBER OF SECURITY TO BORNO YOBE ETC? ARE PEOPLE OVER THERE WALKING FREE IN THEIR COUNTRY? WHY IS ISSUING ID CARD TO PEOPLE FOR IDENTIFICATION AGAINST D CONSTITUTION?

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