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Deputy Senate President Warns Against Illegal Arms Importation For 2019 Elections

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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has  raised an alarm that politicians are importing and stockpiling  weapons into the country in preparation for 2019 general elections.

Ekweremadu, who had earlier alleged a potential coup d’ tat  in Nigeria posted on can  his personal twitter handle warned against a potential melee of chaos and y in the country’s 2019 general elections.

“With 2019 around the corner, Arms are being imported by Politicians”, Ekweremadu tweeted.

The deputy senate president revealed further how  he issued a warning  those importing the weapons that their action would destroy the country and lead to a high rate of casualties.

Ekweremadu, however, did not reveal those who are importing the weapon rather choosing to keep their identity secret.

He stated, “I remind them that this is the only Country we have, if we destroy it, there will be nowhere else for us to go.”

He called on politicians in the country to invest andimprove the quality   of education in the country maintaining that it was imperative  to make such available to all persons in all areas of the country

His revelation  is taking centre stage as the Senate begins investigation of claims made by Senator Dino Melaye on Thursday who alleged that that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State imported restricted security gadgets without obtaining the end user certificate from the National Security Adviser (NSA), as the law demands.

Melaye who alleged the illegal act asserted at the Senate’s plenary that he had more than enough  proof to show that the items were imported without the NSA’s knowledge.

He added that the Nigeria Customs seized the items, which were then kept in the possession of Nigeria Aviation Handling Company of Nigeria (NAHCON).

The Deputy Senate President who presided over the plenary concerning Melaye’s allegations  told the Ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the claim and turn in its report as quickly as possible.

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