Senate President Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the refusal of Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to show up for security briefing on the killings across the country in person is a threat to democracy.
Saraki revealed this on his Twitter page. He said Idris’ failure to honour Senate invitation is a threat to democracy that cannot be tolerated.
Recall that the Senate had invited Idris to come and brief it on the killings in the country, but, for the second time in less than a week, the IG had declined to make physical appearance.
Last Thursday when he was supposed to appear before the Senate, he sent a Deputy IG, Joshak Habila, and went on a state visit with President Buhari to Bauchi.
The Senate refused to entertain Habila, insisting on having the IG.
On Wednesday (today), the IG sent Habila again, but the lawmakers condemned the action, saying it could jeopardise democracy.
See the Senate President’s tweet condemning the IG:
UPDATE: TODAY, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, reiterated that the failure of the Inspector General IG) of Police to show up for a Security Briefing on the killings across the country is a threat to democracy. pic.twitter.com/yDLSHSNEER
— The Senate President (@SPNigeria) May 2, 2018
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