Lucky and Happy APC Defeats PDP in House of Representatives; In Clear Majority

February 18, 2015 4:29 pm

With the emergence of the () as the
majority in the House of Reps, a plot by the federal lawmakers from APC
to effect a leadership change in the House was stopped by the speaker
who is also a member of the APC, .

At the plenary, the House deputy minority leader, Hon. Suleiman Kawu
Sumaila (Kano/APC) raised a point of order, reminding the House of the
new majority status of the APC following mass defections from the
() to the leading opposition party.

He said based on this, APC should be the party occupying the positions
of House leader and deputy House leader as well as chief whip and deputy
chief whip in accordance to the Rules of the House.

But Speaker Tambuwal, however, said the lawmakers should caution themselves against any move to change the
House leadership, reminding them of a court action on the issue of
defections.

You may wish to know that, following six defections (all from PDP) on
Tuesday, the 360-member House now features APC with 181 seats; PDP 156
seats and other parties 23 seats.

Poll Shift, A Dent On Integrity Of 2015 Election – Tambuwal
The speaker, Tambuwal, has said that the postponement of the general
elections has “inflicted an indelible dent on the integrity of the 2015
Elections and indeed the country’s electoral process”.

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