Abuja - The crisis in the House of Representatives on Monday heightened as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, inaugurated the 96 special and standing committees of the House, reports Premium Times.
The event was boycotted by the Majority Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila and many of his loyalists in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Gbajabiamila had accused Dogara of undermining the offices of the principal officers in the process of constituting the committees.
APC legislators have complained that the nature of the composition of the committees favoured the opposition of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and that it was capable of sabotaging the change mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari.
APC got 48 committees out of the 96 committees, PDP got 46, Social Democratic Party (SDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) got one committee chairmanship seat each.
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- News 24