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Reps spoil for war with Dogara over headship of committes

31 August 2015, 18:54

Abuja - The relative peace enjoyed in the House of Representatives may be shattered as various interests in the chamber have vowed to fight Speaker Yakubu Dogara over composition of committees, reports The Sun

On resumption of plenary on September 29, Dogara is expected to name chairmen and deputies of the 95 standing committees of the House.

Also read: Gbajabiamila battles Dogara over committees

Some members have threatened to confront the Speaker if they do not get chairmanships of committees of their choice.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House has already submitted a list of committees for its members.

The party has said it will reject chairmanships of committees that do not befit the status of some of its high ranking members.

Aside the PDP caucus, some members of the defunct All Progressive Congress (APC) Loyalist Group, those who supported and promoted the APC’s endorsement of Femi Gbajabiamila for the Speaker of the House, are also threatening to tackle Dogara if they are neglected or not given juicy committees to head.

According to them, Gbajabiamila must be allowed to nominate chairmen of some class ‘A’ committees in line with the agreement reached between the Dogara group and those loyal to Gbajabiamila.

Read more at The Sun

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