Three lawmakers have spoken up against the Senate President and his deputy for their statements on the IPOB crises. The lawmakers, Aiyu Madaki, Sani Zorro and Mohammed Soba, all members of the House of Representatives described Saraki and his deputy’s action as shocking and beyond belief.
The group in a statement jointly signed and made available to the media regretted Saraki’s tacky endorsement of the murderous activities of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), based on arguments that are bereft of reason, rationality or logic.
The group said a clear pattern of overt support to the leader of the terrorist group had since been established under the watch of the senate president, for some time now.
“In the past his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, had not only hosted but put the full paraphernalia of his office – bullet-proof cars, uniformed policemen and operatives of the department of the state security service (DSS), and full complement of his staff on our nation’s payroll, to give solidarity and support to a secessionist leader facing treason charges for levying war against Nigerians and the Nigerian state.”
The group claimed that the IPOB has killed several people and destroyed properties during its agitation.
“More than 1,900 Internally Displaced Persons presently taking refuge at the Aba Central Mosque, the more than 800 IDPs now sheltering in the Aba central police station after the gruesome murder of its Divisional Police Officer and his men?
“Is Saraki not aware of the killing fields Sabon Fili where innocent sellers of fruits were subjected to the gory, slow but painful deaths, or the killing of many and destruction of the property of Northerners at Oyibo, in Rivers state? What has he said about the premeditated murder of 9 other Nigerians of Northern extraction at Asaba, Delta state – all of which have been in circulation especially in the social media, in the last few days?
The group said Saraki’s comment on IPOB is just to score cheap political points.