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PDP wants floor-crossing Speaker to quit

28 October 2014, 20:25

Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the resignation of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Speaker of House of Representatives following his defection.

Tambuwal crossed the floor to the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday.

Resigning from the post was the "needful and honourable" thing, PDP said through a statement  signed by Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the party.

“The National Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has met with PDP leaders in the House of Representatives concerning the defection of the Speaker, His Excellency Honorable Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to the APC,"
read a statement.

Also read: PDP meets House leadership over Tambuwal's defection to APC

“After a thorough consideration of the matter, the NWC came to a conclusion that the Hon. Speaker, as a responsible elected officer, knows fully well what is needful and honourable of him since his new party is in the minority."

Metuh said PDP was mindful of the fact that Tambuwal became Speaker on the platform of the PDP as the political party with the majority of seats in the House of Representatives.

"This incontrovertible fact has not changed,” the statement read.

The Speaker in his defection notice said his decision was "in line with the extant provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria."

He expressed appreciation to his colleagues for the "unflinching" support.

  - CAJ News



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