The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be on its way to losing much of the steam it has been known for recently if the event that played out on Tuesday is any indicator.
A member-elect for Onitcha North/Onitcha South federal constituency of Anambra State under the PDP, Hon. Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu on Tuesday, on the floor of the House of Representatives, seconded the motion to have Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the 9th House.
This indeed is in direct contradiction to the party’s directive which earlier in the day concluded that Honourable Umar Bago should be supported.
The proceedings saw a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency, Honourable Jubril Abdulmumini nominating Gbajabiamila for speaker.
Also nominated for the speakership position is Honourable Bago, representing Chanchagi Federal Constituency of Niger State.
Bago was nominated by Honourable Yunusa Ahmad Abubakar representing Yamaltu/Deba federal constituency of Gombe state and was seconded by Honourable Mark Gbila representing Gwer East/Gwer West federal constituency of Benue State.
The duo said they were nominating Bago based on the spirit of equity, fairness and justice as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Both Gbajabiamila and Bago accepted their nominations to run for the speakership.
Voting, therefore, commenced at exactly 3.43pm, using a secret ballot system.
Source: Daily Post
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