Constitution Review: Reps committee postpones publichearing in Imo over insecurity

TheHouse of Representatives’ Committee on Constitution Review has postponed the plannedpublic hearing in Imo State.

Thestate has witnessed a rise in insecurity.

Earlieron Sunday, Ahmed Gulak, a former adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathanwas shot dead in the state.

AhmedWase, the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the Constitution Review Committeeannounced the postponement on Sunday.

Thecommittee is commencing public hearing on the constitutional alterationexercise to amend the 1999 constitution.

Thestatement by Wase reads, “The House of Representatives Special Committee onConstitution Review Zonal Public Hearing scheduled to take place in OwerriCentre (Imo and Abia States) on Tuesday, 1st and Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021 hasbeen suspended until further notice.

“TheCommittee regrets any inconveniences this might cause our esteemed guests,stakeholders and the general public.”

Itis unknown if the postponement is connected with the sit-at-home order by theIndigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Eastern Security Network (ESN) has alsobeen linked to the unknown gunmen terrorising the Southeast geopolitical zone.

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