- Some members of the House of Representatives have accused the APC of begging the speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara not to decamp
- The reps said efforts by the ruling party to stop Dogara from defecting is a futile one
Some members of the House of Representatives on Sunday, July 29, described efforts by the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to stop speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, from decamping as a futile one.
The representatives said moves by the ruling party to cajole the speaker to stay in the party is laughable and a wasted time and effort.
The reps under the aegis of Parliamentary Democrats Group, dominated largely by the PDP members and other opposition party members, mad this statement in Abuja after their meeting.
In a statement by the group spokesperson, the group said the APC no longer retained the two-third majority seats in the House and as so, Dogara can defect without losing his seat as the speaker.
He said: “It is a futile one and a sheer waste of time. It is laughable that the APC is running cap in hand, begging the Speaker to remain in a party that has for so long failed to acknowledge his relevance and contribution to its existence.
“Nemesis has now caught up with the party as the speaker and other men of conscience have decided to pitch their tents with a party that recognises that the collective gain of Nigerians is greater than a few primordial interests.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, representing Borno South on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the ruling party is expecting to welcome seven senators set to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ndume said the APC has managed to secure the majority seats in the Senate despite the recent defection from the party.
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