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
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
read a statement.
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“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
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
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
- CAJ News