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Reps Asks Buhari, El-Rufai Not To Release Zakzakky Even On Court Orders
The House of Representatives led by Femi Gbajabimila, has asked President Muhammadu to overlook the court orders on the release of the long detained leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzzaky .
This followed an amendment sponsored by Hon. Ahmed Shamdudeen from Kano State, to a motion on the need to stem the rising incidence of attacks and insecurity occasioned by the violent protests by IMN.
Hon. Herman Hembe from Benue State during his objection, suggested that the motion be amended to accommodate, urging the President to obey the court orders and release Elzazaky.
But the naysayers shut down the motion when subjected to a voice vote by Speaker Femi Gbajabimila.
The same fate almost befell another amendment by Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu from Anambra who forwarded an amendment specifically calling on the Kaduna State government to also release Elzazaky.
When put to vote, the naysayers almost had their way again.
But sensing a tie in the respective responses of “yea”, and “nay” sayers, the speaker called for a division.
“I am going to do the division right here and now”, Gbajabiamila said.
At this juncture, the House became rowdy and swiftly dissolved into an executive session.
At the moment, members are still in the closed meeting.