The Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila at Tuesday plenary has accepted the petition of the Tiv people from Benue State resident in the United States of America (USA).
Recall, BuwaNews reported that the Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase penultimate week rejected the petition from the Mutual Union of Tiv in America, MUTA, brought before the House by the member representing Gwer East/Gwer West Federal Constituency, Mr. Mark Gbillah.
The Deputy Speaker said Nigerians in the diaspora were not in the right standing to make a petition to the House.
The rejection had, however, attracted widespread condemnations from Nigerians all over the world.
However, the petition was presented again by Hon. Mark Gbillah representing Gwer East-West Federal Constituency of Benue State and Gbajabiamila, who presided over the plenary, accepted it.
According to the Speaker, the House of Representatives cannot discriminate against any Nigerian wherever they may be in any part of the world.
He said, “I believe this is the same petition that has been causing a lot of misunderstanding.
“The misunderstanding came from the issue of signature.
“Having cleared that misunderstanding, please, go ahead and lay your petition to be given proper attention.
“Thank Hon Mark Gbillah. Thank you for your patience.”