Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Trouble started when the House of Representatives Minority Leader,
Femi Gbajabiamila, while making his contribution referred to the
Deputy Majority Leader, Leo Ogor, as the 'Deputy Minority Leader'.
The comment caused uproar as members of the People's Democratic Party,
PDP, in House reacted angrily to the comment, while their colleagues
in the All Progressives Congress, APC, defended their leader.
When order was eventually restored, the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal
cautioned the lawmakers to use their mandates in the interest of
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had restrained the House of
Representatives and its principal officers from effecting any changes
in the composition of its leadership.
The court's order was handed down during the hearing on a case filed
by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) against the House of
Representatives and some of its members, seeking to restrain the
Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal, other principal officers of the
House and its defecting members from taking any step "to alter or
change the leadership of the 1st defendant (PDP).
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Tukur, as
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