Abuja - The reported moves by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the presidency to remove the House Speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal if he defects from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress may prove futile.
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This is because the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker are not made to be an exclusive preserve of any party in the House, reports Daily Trust.
Tanimu Sam-Tsokwa, Chairman of the Rules and Business Committee of the House, said the House Standing Orders allow any member of the House to occupy any of the two offices if elected by majority of the members.
He said there is no rule that says the two officers should be removed on the grounds of defection.
Read more at Daily Trust.
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