Gowon: House Of Representatives To Invite British High Commissioner To Nigeria Over Allegation, Demands Apology.

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The House of Representatives has resolved to invite the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing over the recent comment made by a British lawmaker against former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon.

The invitation is to seek an explanation from the British envoy why no apology has been issued despite calls for same.

According to the House, the allegation of looting by a member of the British House of Commons against Gowon is capable of causing a crisis in Nigeria and disturbing the peace of the country.

The resolution of the house followed a motion from a lawmaker, Yusuf Gagdi, member representing Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam federal constituency and the chairman house committee on Navy, who is from the same constituency as the former head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Rtd.

Gagdi maintained that no evidence was provided to back the claim.

Following Gagdi’s motion, the House resolved that the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila should write to Speaker of UK Parliament to express displeasure over the unfounded allegations.

The letter is also to demand that the Member of Parliament, who made the allegation, should offer a public apology to Gowon, as well as the people and government of Nigeria.

This comes a week after the UK Parliament criticised the Federal Government for the handling of protesters who took part in the #EndSARS demonstrations.


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