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Reps condemn call for interim govt 

The House of Representatives has condemned calls for an interim government by some sections of Nigerians. 

The condemnation followed a motion of urgent national importance by a member from Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Idem Oyime, at plenary on Tuesday.  

The lawmaker, who described the move as an attempt to heat up the polity, destroy unity, stability and political development of Nigeria called on the parliament to intervene in the interest of peace and progress of the nation. 

Mr. Uyime emphasized that the National Assembly as an arm of government has role to play in ensuring that the security agencies are on top of the situation to forestall the possible break down of law and order. 

“As the nation was battling to sustain the democratic system, it is unfortunate for some group of people to hide under their personal interest to engage Nigerians in acts capable of taking the country to an unknown destination”, he said.

Contributing to the debate, a member from Bauchi State Abdulqadir Sa’ad, described the motion as timely in view of the utterances of some political figures across the country.  

On his part, a member from Edo State Mr Sergius Ogun, said in a constitutional democracy there was no need for any condemnation, but that the security agencies should do the needful.  

Ruling on the motion, the House warned aggrieved parties to desist from heating the polity and believe in the rule of law while awaiting the outcome of litigations before the courts. 

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu