Sunday, 28 June 2015

NASS Crisis: Speaker Dogara Explains Why He Shunned APC’s Letter

Plenary at the House of Representatives was disrupted by some members over the nomination of principal officers. The disruption on Thursday by some lawmakers, who protested a call by the Speaker for an Executive Session, turned the session into a rowdy one.
According to reports from the National Assembly on Tuesday, June 23 2015, the APC had written to the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, listing out the lawmakers that should fill the party’s remaining four leadership positions.

Speaking at a parley with former House Representatives members, Representative Dogara, however, said that the fracas that occurred in the House of Reps chambers last Thursday (June 25) was inexcusable and unacceptable.
The Speaker said that although he had wanted to act on the party’s letter nominating some persons as principal officers of the House, as a law abiding citizen he was compelled to do otherwise as a result of a pending court case instituted by about 36 APC lawmakers from the North Central zone. The APC lawmakers alleged that the party had scheme them out in violation of constitutional provision on Federal Character Principle.
 For House Leader, Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila from South-west zone was selected and Honorable Ado Doguwa of the North-west zone was nominated for the position of Deputy House Leader. Honorable Mohammed Monguno from the North-east zone was chosen as the Chief Whip while Honorable Pelly Iriase from the South-south zone was selected for Deputy Chief Whip.

HENRY E. J Williams

Author & Editor

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