PDP NWC suspends Factional House of Reps minority leader, Elumelu others

People's Democratic Party 
suspended Ndudi Elumelu, the factional minority leader of the House of Representatives.
The main opposition made this known on Friday evening in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The party also suspended Wole Oke, Lynda Ikpeazu, Anayo Edwin, Gideon Gwadi, Toby Okechukwu and Adekoya Abdul-Majid.
The suspended members were nominated by the speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, as minority leaders, against the choices sent in by the party.
The PDP had nominated Chukwuka Onyema as Deputy Minority Leader, Yakubu Barde as Minority Whip and Muraina Ajibola as Deputy Minority Whip.
The announcement of a different set of lawmakers caused confusion in the parliament on Wednesday and Thursday, with members breaking into a fight.
The PDP summoned Mr Elumelu and the other lawmakers on Thursday.
According to Mr. Ologbondiyan, the party’s decision was a resolution of the National working Committee who sat on Friday to review the issue.
“The Party noted the roles played by the underlisted members which resulted in the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, reading another list for Minority Leadership of the House other than the list submitted to him by our party, the PDP,” he said.
---Premium times---

No comments