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An individual from the House of Representatives, Ben Igbakpa (PDP Delta), has said the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that an individual from the National Assembly is financing a secessionist development has put Nigerian lawmakers on fear watch list in Ghana.
The lawmaker, who addresses the Ethiope East/Ethiope West Federal Constituency of Delta State, while raising a state of advantage on Tuesday, said he was confined for four hours at the air terminal in Ghana.
President Buhari had in his 1 October Independence Day discourse said the public authority is exploring lenders of the Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo.
“The new captures of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo, and the continuous examinations being led have uncovered certain high-profile lenders behind these people. We are energetically seeking after these lenders including one distinguished as a serving individual from the National Assembly,” Mr Buhari said.
Going under request 6 principle 2 and area 17 (A) of the authoritative house powers and advantages Act 2017, Mr Igbakpa portrayed his difficulty in Ghana, asserting that he was educated that Nigerian lawmakers have been put on a watchlist in Ghana.
“On Saturday, I needed to respect a solicitation to Ghana for a wedding. Mr speaker, it will astound you what I looked in the possession of Ghanaian officials.
“I arrived, they saved me for around four hours, and they are attempting to affirm something. I remained at the air terminal for four hours, missed the wedding that I went there for and toward the day’s end one of them approached me and said sir, ‘We are heartbroken, in light of the fact that there is a declaration in Nigeria that an individual from parliament is supporting psychological warfare. We are out watching out for potential threats to guarantee that no individual from parliament from Nigeria come here to stow away or to raise a ruckus.”
He said the disappointment of Mr Buhari to name the supposed agent is putting every one of the 469 individuals from the National Assembly as prime suspects.
The lawmaker implored that the president should name the speculated lender and indict him/her.
Mr Igbakpa additionally implored that heads of the House ought to liaise with the authority of the Senate to meet Mr Buhari on the matter.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, didn’t permit banter on the matter, noticing that mark of advantage ought not be discussed.
He decided that the House has noticed the place of advantage raised.