The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, declared that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, no longer occupies his seat after defecting from People's Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressive Congress (APC), Punch reports.
The police boss made the comments as he appeared before the House committee investigating the invasion of the National Assembly by police last Thursday.
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The committee invited the IG to explain the barricade of National Assembly which led to chaos as some lawmakers scaled the fence to gain entrance.
Abba pointedly refused to address Tambuwal as speaker, instead referred to him as 'Alhaji Tambuwal', an action that triggered angry responses from members of the committee.
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