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PDP admits it can’t impeach Tambuwal

29 October 2014, 10:05

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP leadership in the House of Representatives has admitted that it would be difficult to impeach the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, who on Tuesday dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports Premium Times.

Leo Ogor, deputy Majority Leader noted that while the PDP remains in control of the lower house of parliament, the idea of unseating Tambuwal may not be as simple.

He said the party does not have the required two-third majority to remove the Speaker.

Also read : Tambuwal officially dumps PDP for APC

Presently, PDP has 189 members out the 360 lawmakers, while the APC has 159 members with smaller opposition parties having the remaining slots.

The party will require 240 out of the 360 members to agree on the move.

Ogor said the party may have to rely on the court to decide the fate of the Speaker and other lawmakers who defected from the PDP to the APC.

Read more at Premium Times.


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