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Imo community tasks NASS on Yar’Adua

By Emmanuel Elebeke

LAGOS—As  President Umaru Yar’Adua’s absence continues to generate reaction from Nigerians, Imo community resident in Lagos, have urged the National Assembly to be bold and patriotic enough by allowing the relevant sections of the Nigerian constitution take its course in resolving the matter.

The President-General of Imo State Town Development Association, Lagos chapter, Mazi Tony Ohakwe, said this in Lagos at the inauguration of the new women executive of the association.

Ohakwe, who expressed disappointment with the manner the matter was being handled by the lawmakers,  advised both Chambers of the House to invoke sections 144 and 145 of the constitution without delay to save the constitution from abuse and  Nigerians from further sufferings.

He reminded Nigerian leaders of the need to be patriotic and selfless in their service to the people, warning that any act of neglect on their part and to the constitution could spell doom for the nation’s democracy.

Ohakwe who extolled the women for adopting a transparent and credible election process during their recent election, urged the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC,  to borrow a leaf from the Imo women on how to conduct the 2011 general election in a free and fair manner.


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