Gbajabiamila Suspends Plenary as Reps Engage in Free-for-All

Plenary at the House of Representatives turned rowdy on Wednesday after he announced Hon. Ndudi Elumelu as Minority Leader to the angst of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP).

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamilia, had said he received a letter from the 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.

A Faction of the PDP caucus in the House had presented parallel principal officers.

The 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.

Details later…

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