Plenary deadlock as PDP lawmakers protest list of principal officers


Plenary at the House of Representatives turned rowdy on Wednesday as the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamilia, said he received a letter from opposition members, which he was about to read to the lawmakers.

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Kingsley Chinda, however, raised a point of order but the Speaker ruled him out of order.

The development turned the session into rowdiness, with several PDP lawmakers protesting against the planned announcement.

The sergeants-at-arms moved to protect the mace while Gbajabiamila, in the heat of the controversy, adjourned the plenary.

Factions of the PDP caucus in the House have presented parallel principal officers.

A faction claims that the letter Gbajabiamila was about to read did not come from the PDP.

The Speaker was guarded out of the chamber amid cheers and jeers.


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