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IPOB: FG may de-proscribe IPOB as Northern Senators give condition to S/East colleagues

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The Federal Government may be forced to de-proscribe the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as southeast senators pleaded with their northern colleagues to prevail on the Federal Government in this regard.
This move was made on Tuesday after the Senate reconvened from extended annual break. It was , however, gathered that  Igbo senators reached an agreement with their northern counterparts at a closed-door session, which lasted about two hours with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, reading out the summary of the outcome of the meeting:
“At about 12.30pm, we concluded our closed-door session. We deliberated on key national issues and resolved as follows that the unity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is non negotiable.
“We also resolved to seek all lawful avenues to ensure that peace is restored to all parts of Nigeria.
“All groups or associations currently in agitations for one reason or the other should do so through the laws of the land.” 

It was learnt that Saraki, had before the session, intimated his colleagues of issues that would dominate discussions and Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, it was learnt, spoke first and extensively on behalf of South East lawmakers.
He pleaded with senators from other geopolitical zones to condemn the recent “invasion” of the geopolitical zone by soldiers and the subsequent proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the Federal Government.
The lawmaker said: “South East lawmakers also pleaded with other senators, especially those from the North to support them and prevail on the Federal Government to rescind the proscription of IPOB.
“There were few hiccups, but Saraki was able to calm the whole thing.
“In the end, lawmakers from the South East were able to make their case and we all agreed that the Senate leadership will meet with executive and find a way to resolve this.”
Northern lawmakers, however, gave a condition that they would support South East senators if they openly criticised any act of violence by any agitating group, in any part of the country.

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