Saraki Attacked For Saying 'IPOB Ban Is Unconstitutional'
The Senate President Bukola Saraki seems to be standing alone over his declaration that the ban on IPOB activities is unconstitutional.
Ado-Doguwa said Saraki's statement is "a mere political statement” that portrayed the nation’s Number Three citizen as “a controversial leader.”
In a statement on Monday, Saraki said the National Assembly would investigate the crisis in the South-East.
However, Saraki commended the military for maintaining the peace in the South-East but added that their declaration of the group as a terrorist organisation was unconstitutional.
But Ado-Doguwa says Saraki may have been sharing his private thoughts, “I am sure the Senate President was only expressing his personal opinion, which I further believe was not a good one in the given circumstances.
"The Nigerian Armed forces in my opinion are doing their best professionally and in the best interest of a united Nigeria. Even the south-eastern state governors have declared the activities of Kanu’s IPOB as illegal and therefore proscribed. He (Senate President) can’t cry more than the bereaved".
Also, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, in an apparent reaction to Saraki’s position insisted that the declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organisation was done in accordance with the nation’s constitution.
Buratai said this at the Nkwegu Military Cantonment in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Monday.