- Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase has secured a vote of confidence amid criticisms of his decision to block a petition
- The confidence vote was passed on Wase by members of the House of Representatives from Plateau state
- The caucus group believes that the deputy speaker was misunderstood
Amid criticisms of Ahmed Wase's decision to block a petition from Nigerians in the Diaspora, the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives has secured a vote of confidence from a group within the lower chamber
The Punch reports that members of the House of Reps from Plateau state passed a vote of confidence in Wase, saying the public misunderstood his action.
Recall that the lawmaker had stopped a member of the House, Mark Gbilah from laying a petition while he (Wase) was presiding during plenary session.
In a statement issued by Beni Lar, the leader of the Plateau caucus, Wase was describde as an experienced lawmaker.
The Reps added that the criticisms trailing the deputy speakers's decision has ethnic and political colouration.
In a report by Vanguard, the caucus asked Nigerians not to misunderstand the deputy speaker who was only discharging his duties.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives defended himself following the backlash that followed the utterance in which he said that Nigerians in the diaspora cannot write petition over the state of insecurity in Nigeria.
According to him, his decision to prevent Gbilah was strictly based on rules of parliamentary procedures. He disclosed this in a statement by his media aide, Umar Puma, on Monday, March 15.
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