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BREAKING: National Assembly Upholds No-Confidence Vote On IGP, Ibrahim Idris

The National Assembly has reaffirmed its resolution of vote of no confidence on Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

This was one of the resolutions of the lawmakers after an emergency joint session which was held behind closed doors on Tuesday.

The resolutions were read by Senate President Bukola Saraki.

“We also hereby reaffirm our earlier resolution on the vote of no confidence on the Inspector General of Police, who does nothing but preside over innocent Nigerians with an outright disregard for the constitutional authority of both the executive and the legislature,” Saraki said.

The joint session also agreed that President Muhammadu Buhari must be held accountable for the actions of his appointees and sanction erring appointees.

“The President must be held accountable for the actions of his appointees and must be ready to sanction those that carry out any act which will ridicule or endanger our country and democracy.”

The Senate had earlier in May 2018 declared the IGP as an ‘enemy of democracy’ and that he is unfit to hold a public office. The announcement was made after the police boss refused to appear in person before the lawmakers after he was summoned earlier on two different occasions.

The IGP was summoned over the spate of killings in some parts of the country.

Both chambers, during the joint session, however, gave marching orders to security agencies to protect Nigerians and curtail incessant killings by gunmen.

“The Security Agencies must be given marching orders to curtail the sustained killings of Nigerians across the country and protect life and properties of Nigerians as this is the primary duty of any responsible Government.”

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