Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa has said Senate President, Bukola Saraki‘s comment on the declaration of the IPOB as a terrorist group was not in the interest of Nigeria.
Saraki had described the declaration as unconstitutional and illegal. He also criticised the deployment of soldiers to the South-East.
Al-Hassan said, “For me, the recent comment made by the senate president on this matter was a mere political statement that would only portray him as a controversial leader,”.
“I am sure the senate president was only expressing his personal opinion, which I believe is not a good one in the given circumstance.
“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 can’t cry more than the bereaved.”