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PDP lawmakers exchange blows during party's caucus meeting

17 May 2016, 14:00

Abuja  -  Federal lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday exchanged blows to express their disagreement over issues bordering on the party, reports Premium Times.

Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, had organized the emergency meeting of PDP''s National Assembly Caucus to address numerous complaints that arose from the party’s nationwide congresses, some of which were marred by irregularities and legal battles.

However, halfway into the meeting, which held behind closed doors in House Room 0.28 at 4:30 p.m., a brawl erupted between a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah and Sopuluchukwu Ezeonwuka, a House member from Orumba North/South federal constituency in Anambra State.

Also read: PDP lawmakers meet over state of party

Also involved in the face-off were Lynda Ikpeazu, who represents Onitsha North/South federal constituency, and Chukwuka Onyema, Deputy Minority Leader of the House.

The disagreement among the lawmakers was over membership of a committee the caucus decided to set up to proffer solutions to the stalemate in the state congresses ahead of the party’s national convention.

Sources at the meeting said there were actual exchange of blows by the feuding legislators while some said the four lawmakers merely exchanged verbal assaults for the most part of the meeting, with Onyema charging towards Ezeonwuka to land a slap on his face.

Read more at Premium Times.

- News 24


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