NASS REPUBLIC: On Wase’s loss to terrorists. Two more stories, and a quote to remember

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, said he lost blood ties and voters in several terrorist attacks.

We’ve been following two more stories from the National Assembly (NASS) for your reading pleasure.

1. Loss of Wase

On August 11, the Hon. Wase lamented the loss of some of his connections and constituents as a result of attacks, while calling for the deployment of more troops to Wase and Kanam local government areas in Plateau State.

Speaking to Jos, said: ‘I’ve lost blood ties and constituents in attacks so I know the suffering people go through in these kinds of circumstances. It is not an easy task. I stand ready to support whatever will ensure the protection of the lives and property of all Nigerians. »

The loss of Wase paints a sad picture of the experience of Nigerians who are direct victims of terrorist attacks in their various towns and villages. His lamentations refresh the extent of the humanitarian damage that has plagued the country, making bold the inability of the administration led by Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill its primary objective of saving lives and property.

This shows that public office holders – who are believed to have contributed to the failure of security in the country – also participate in the consequences of insecurity.

Wase’s lamentations, therefore, paint in bold relief that the rich also mourn. It is not enough to cry but to accept the truth and work to hold the government accountable, even if it is a member of the ruling party.


Who said;

“President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to choose his successor, and I ask him to choose Senator Ahmad Lawan as his successor. In every democratic setting, presidents and governors support and choose their successors. I call on President Buhari to choose a successor in the North East, and that will be the fairness the South East needs. With the North East, the round will be closest to compiling the regions producing the President of Nigeria.

Answer: See end of post

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2. Adopt new strategies to fight against insecurity

The Chairman of the House Committee on the Army, the Hon. Abdulrasaq Namdas on August 10 called on the federal government to adopt new measures to combat insecurity in the country.

He made the call when he appeared on a Channels Television show, Politics Today.

“We need to offer non-kinetic measures by ensuring that the police have unnecessary personal strategies. The police and the army are overwhelmed. The truth is that the fight has to be strategic,” Namdas said, among others.

Also read: NASS REPUBLIC: Insisting on Buhari’s impeachment. Two more stories, and a quote to remember

Namdas’ call for non-kinetic measures is a strategy that has arguably been under-explored in Nigeria’s fight against terrorists. And, his observation that the police and military are overwhelmed by the war on terrorists is not new.

So his recommendations are music to the ear, but the bigger problem, and perhaps the irony, is that the same ruling party, led by President Buhari, seems devoid of new ideas or will. to act in a timely manner.

It is indeed worrying that Nigerians have to live with the vicious cycle of underdevelopment and insecurity until a new leadership is enthroned.

3. Vote wisely in 2023

On August 12, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged young Nigerians to make the right choice of leaders, when voting in the upcoming general elections of 2023.

Gbajabiamila made the call during a speech at a youth summit organized by the Gbaja Professional Volunteer Network to mark World Youth Day 2022.

He said: “What happens in this election and what kind of nation we have as a result will very much depend on the choices young people make ahead of this election and at the pooling booth.”

Gbajabiamila is right. Young people form the majority of Nigeria’s population. Therefore, they have the number of votes to elect any leader they choose.

However, certain factors, notably insecurity and hunger, seem to prevent them from achieving this feat. While insecurity in different parts of the country may cause some of them to boycott the elections, hunger drives some of them to sell their votes and vote a bad candidate in the process.

Although young people still need serious guidance to vote wisely, Gbajabiamila’s contribution in managing the factors ahead of next year’s elections would be greatly appreciated.

Answer: Senator Orji Uzor Kalu

Kalu made the statement, on May 29, 2022, while urging the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the entire National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to appoint Senate Speaker Dr. Ahmad Lawan, as the party’s presidential candidate. He is the chief whip of the Senate.

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