A member of the House of Representatives from Delta State, Ben Igbakpa, on Tuesday, in Abuja, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to name the lawmaker sponsoring terrorism in the country, as contained in his October 1 address.
He narrated how the Independence Day comment by President Muhammadu Buhari caused him trauma in Ghana where he was grounded for four hours at an airport because Ghanaian officials were investigating which National Assembly member was sponsoring terrorism in Nigeria.
According to him, he missed his event in Ghana and was told by an official there the country did not want any terrorism sponsor on its soil.
Igbakpa raised the motion under matter of privilege on the floor of the House in respect to the President’s 61st independence anniversary speech.
Igbakpa urged the leadership of the House to liaise with the leadership of the Senate to meet with the President in a bid to unravel the name of the lawmaker.
President Buhari had said: “We are vigorously pursuing these financiers including one identified as a serving member of the national assembly.
“This is a clear example of how people abandon their national leadership positions for their selfish gains.
“Instead of preaching unity, they are funding and misleading our youth to conduct criminal acts that sometimes lead to unfortunate and unnecessary loss of lives and property.
“As the so-called leaders run abroad to hide, our innocent youths are misled and left in the streets to fight for their senseless and destructive causes.”