Elumelu, Ikpeazu grilled by PDP over House of Rep leadership tussle

Elumelu, Ikpeazu grilled by PDP over House of Rep leadership tussle

- The leadership of the PDP has met with suspended members of the House of Representatives

- The party suspended the members following the minority leadership tussle in the House

- The PDP said it was interested in pursuing a resolution

Honourable Ndudi Elumelu and other members of the House of Representative suspended by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have met with the leadership of the party for the purpose of resolution.

Vanguard reports that the lawmakers were also accompanied by their colleagues to the residence of Iyorchia Ayu who is the head of the committee created by the party to resolve the issue.

The former Senate president received the lawmakers in his home to address the problem.

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Before meeting with the suspended lawmakers, the Ayu committee set up by the PDP Board of Trustees last week and made up of Senators Adolphus Wabara, David Mark, Ibrahim Mantu and Honourable Austin Opara, met and resolved that “regardless of the intrigues which culminated in the flouting of the party’s directive by the embattled lawmakers, the PDP would not take a decision capable of factionalising it.”

Legit.ng had reported that the BoT of the PDP set up a five-member committee to intervene in the dispute over the emergence of Elumelu as the minority leader of the House of Representatives.

The chairman of the BoT, Walid Jibrin, announced the decision in Abuja on Tuesday, July 9, after the board’s meeting at the party’s national headquarters.

Jubrin said that the committee had seven days to submit its report.

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The party on Friday suspended Elumelu and six other members of the House of Representatives for one month over their alleged involvement in the crisis.

Other suspended members are Rep. Wole Oke, Rep. Lynda Ikpeazu, Rep. Anayo Edwin, Rep. Gideon Gwadi, Rep. Toby Okechukwu and Rep. Adekoya Abdul-Majid.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that PDP was urged to rescind its decision on the suspension of minority principal officers of the House.The call was made by the minority caucus in the House.

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