Thursday, November 27, 2014

IG of police says it’s not right to call Tambuwal speaker

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, on Wednesday, insisted that Speaker Aminu Tambuwal is no longer the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

This follows Tambuwal's defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Abba, at an investigative hearing convened by the Hon. Usman Kumo led House Committee on Police Affairs over the November 20 police attack on the National Assembly, repeatedly referred to the Speaker as "Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal", a development that infuriated the lawmakers.

A member of the House Committee, Hon. Muniru Hakeem Abiodun (Lagos/APC), threatened to walk out on the meeting if the IGP insisted on addressing Tambuwal as 'Alhaji' instead of his official title. Other members made similar threats.

The investigative hearing was, however, abruptly adjourned indefinitely after the IGP stood his ground insisting that it would be "subjudice" for him to address Tambuwal as speaker or any matter relating to him so long as such a matter was in court.

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