By Luka Binniyat & Tordue Salem
ABUJAâ€”While the Jos religious riot boiled yesterday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole gave no room for any motion on the crisis during yesterdayâ€™s plenary session.
A report by aÂ committee set up last June headed by Hon. Isa Idrsi Umaru (PDP/Kebbi)Â to look into last yearâ€™s bloody sectarian violence, was contested by the Hon. Bitrus Kaze who represents Jos South and Jos East Federal Constituency last September.
He said the report was bias and that the Speaker has taken sides with theÂ Muslims. He later resigned from his position as Deputy Chairman on Climate Change, in protest.
Meanwhile, Senators and Reps membersÂ from Plateau State yesterday held a press briefing to condemn the recurring crises in Jos.
Yesterday, a few minutes after the plenary session was opened, a member called on a â€œpoint- of-orderâ€, ostensibly to call the attention of the House to the situation, in Jos.
But the Speaker ignored the call. Instead, he said he had a very important announcement to make.