A group, the Coalition for Nigeria has rejected the inclusion of the lawmaker representing Abia-South, Enyinnaya Abaribe, in the Senate’s adhoc committee on security challenges, describing it as an “abomination”.
Abaribe recently urged President Muhammdu Buahri to resign over the rising insecurity in the country.
The group noted that Mr Abaribe stood surety for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Convener/National President, Patriot Sabo Odeh, said it is morally unacceptable, an attempt which may jeopardise the military with the inclusion of Abaribe in the committee.
“This is the man that Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President has deemed necessary to head a sensitive national assignment like the ad-hoc Committee to review security issues in Nigeria. This is quite unfortunate and a clear sign that the Senate has failed this nation. It is even more dangerous when Security Chiefs are to interact with the committee and make their plans known to the Senate on how they are confronting the issues of insurgency,” he added.
The group demanded that Senator Abaribe be excluded from the committee.