Abuja - Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Tuesday thwarted attempt by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to change the leadership structure of the House following the defection of six more members from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to other parties, reports ThisDay.
At Tuesday’s plenary, the House Deputy Minority Leader, Hon. Suleiman Kawu Sumaila raised a point of order, reminding his colleagues of the new majority status of the APC following mass defections from the PDP.
Also read: APC takes over House of Reps
He noted that based on this, APC should decide who occupies the positions of House Leader and Deputy House Leader as well as Chief Whip and Deputy Chief Whip in accordance to its Rules.
Tambuwal, however, cautioned against any move to change the House leadership, reminding lawmakers of a court action on the issue of defection.
Read more at ThisDay.
Read more on: 2015 elections