Minority Leadership: Reps To Investigate Rowdy Session

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Updated July 5, 2019


The House of Representatives has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigative the row that broke out at its plenary on Wednesday over minority leadership positions.

This followed a motion of privilege by Rep. Benjamin Kalu, on the matter.

The incident broke out after Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, ignored a list by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in which Kingsley Chinda was nominated as the Minority Leader of the House.

He rather chose to use another list submitted by lawmakers from all the other opposition parties in the House.

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Subsequently, Ndudi Elumelu was announced as the Minority Leader – a situation that led to protests as some aggrieved lawmakers attempted to take the maze.

Meanwhile, the Speaker has announced the leadership of the majority in the House, completing the list of principal officers.

The appointees are Alhassan Ado-Doguwa as Majority Leader, Peter Akpatason as Deputy Majority Leader, Mohammed Monguno and Chief Whip and Nkeiruka Onyejeocha as Deputy Whip.