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Anambra Youths Protest Against Senate's Comment On IGP

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Scores of Anambra youths staged a peaceful protest over the Senate's comment on the police IG - The youths said that the Senate's invitation of the police chief is unconstitutional - They threatened to shut down the National Assembly if the Senate does not stop distracting the IG Youths numbering over 300 on Friday, May 11, in Anambra State staged a peaceful protest against the Senate’s declaration of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim idris , as an enemy of democracy and one who is unfit to hold public office. The youths took the protest to the headquarters of the Anambra Police Command, Amawbia, Awka South local government area, Punch reports. NAIJ.com gathered that the youths describe Senate’s invitation of the police chief as unconstitutional, saying the Senate was distracting the IGP from performing his required job at this time. Scores of Anambra youths protesting against the Senate's comment on the police IG. Speaking on behalf of the youths, their leader, Anthony Ogbu, said if the Senate did not stop such unconstitutional act, they would mobilise millions of Nigerian youths to shut down the National Assembly. The youths threaten to shut down the National Assembly if the Senate does not stop distracting the police boss with invitations. Credit: Punch Recall that the senators declared the IG as an enemy of democracy and one who is unfit for public office following the failure of the IGP to honour its three invitations to provide information on the spate of killings across the country and also to explain the alleged inhuman treatment meted out to Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West. However, in the Friday protest, the youths accused the senators of taking a unilateral decision on the matter, stating that the lawmakers ought to have consulted their constituencies before arriving at the conclusion of declaring the police boss a persona non grata.

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