Security Threat: House of Reps Announces Suspension of Constitution Review Hearing
- Nigeria's House of Representatives has postponed the planned public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution
- Ahmed Idris Wase, the deputy speaker of the House made the announcement on Sunday, May 30
- The zonal hearing was billed to hold in Imo and Abia states Tuesday, June 1, and Wednesday, June 2 respectively
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Following security concerns, the planned zonal public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution scheduled for Imo and Abia states has been postponed.
Channels TV reports that the House of Representatives suspended its constitution review hearing in a statement issued by Idris Wase, the deputy speaker of the House.
According to Wase, on Sunday, May 30, the hearing scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 1, and Wednesday, June 2, was suspended until further notice, Premium Times added.
Though the chairman of the House special committee on constitution review did not give any reason for the postponement of the hearing, it may, however, be unconnected to the rising security situation in Imo state.
Gunmen kill former President Jonathan’s ex-political adviser
This development is coming on the heels of the death of Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
The news of his death was made known by his classmate, Dr. Umar Ado, in a statement on Sunday.
The police in Imo state said the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain was killed on Sunday morning, around 7:20 a.m, while he was on his way to Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, to catch a flight.
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Buhari reacts to murder of Jonathan's ex-adviser
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over Gulak's death.
In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari described the death of Gulak as heinous and vowed that the murderers would not escape the long arms of the law.
The president also condoled with the families, friends, and relatives of the deceased and people of Adamawa state.
Police gun down killers of APC chieftain
In a related development, the Imo state police command has shot dead the suspects allegedly responsible for the assassination of Gulak.
Bala Elkana, the spokesperson for the command in a statement via Facebook on Sunday, May 30, said operatives of the command’s tactical units, intelligence response team, and police mobile force killed the assailants during a gun battle.