Abuja - A fresh round of crisis appears to be in the offing in the House of Representatives as 11 members of the House have dragged Speaker Yakubu Dogara to court over the House's new standing orders, reports New Telegraph.
Interestingly, the 11 aggrieved members belong to Dogara’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lawmakers in the suit filed at an Abuja High Court are seeking to quash some recent House rules, which they considered as repressive.
The members are praying the court to nullify the rules passed on October, 2015 and declare the rules null and void as well as unconstitutional as it contravenes the constitution.
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Named also in the law suit are the House of Representatives and its clerk Mohammed Sani Omolori.
The 11 lawmakers are led by Aliyu Sani Madaki (APC, Kano)
The other lawmakers are Mohammed Musa Soba (APC, Kaduna), Yusuf Bala Ikara (APC, Kaduna), Abubakar Lado Suleja (APC, Niger), Lawal Yahaya Gumau (APC, Bauchi) and Rotimi Agunsoye (APC, Lagos).
The others are Aminu Ibrahim Malle (APC, Taraba), Sunday Adepoju (APC, Oyo), Ahmed Babba Kaita (APC, Katsina), Philip Shuaibu (APC, Edo) and Abubakar Chika Adamu (APC, Niger).
Read more at New Telegraph.
- News 24