A Muslim community leader in Abia state and legal expert, Alhaji
Suleiman Ukandu, has faulted the action of the Speaker of the Federal
House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, over his
declaration of Hon. Tony Elumelu, as the Minority leader of the present
9th Assembly.

Elumelu, represents Aniocha/Oshimili federal
constituency of Delta State and also, doubled as a chieftain of the
opposition Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP).


reported that the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, had, at last Wednesday’s
plenary, announced names of minority leadership chosen by members, while
disregarding the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s letter endorsing some
members for the positions.

The PDP had chosen Reps Kingsley
Chinda as Minority Leader, Chukwuka Onyema (PDP-Anambra), Deputy
Minority Leader; Yakubu Bade (PDP-Kaduna), Minority Whip and Muraina
Ajibola (PDP-Oyo); Deputy Minority Whip.

However, Gbajabiamila
announced Elumelu as Minority Leader; Reps Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu),
Deputy Minority Leader; Gideon Gwami, Minority Whip and Adesegun Adekoya
as Deputy Minority Whip.

Speaking, Rep Leke Abejide (ADC-Kogi) said he personally signed in support of Elumelu and others as his leaders.

He stressed that the PDP cannot impose candidates on them.

in an interview with journalists in Umuahia, the Abia state capital,
Ukandu, claimed that Gbajabiamila and Elumelu, were contracted by the
All Progressives Congress-led federal government to set crisis in the
opposition party (PDP).

According to the PDP stalwart, “That is
pure hypocrisy on the side of the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila. The
speaker himself inherited that particular aspect of party supremacy. His
party, the APC, said Gbajabiamila should be their candidate for the
speakership of the ninth Federal House of Representatives. And all his
party members adhered to that. Why should the speaker again, try to
truncate the supremacy of another party?

“I think Gbajabiamila is
trying to set crisis in the PDP. He want to disorganize members of the
PDP, who are in the federal House of Representatives in order to deny
them a voice, in order to make sure that it did not in anyway witness
resistance from the already-planned policies, which he(speaker) and his
draconian APC, have on desk. I think he supposedly did that.

” And i believe that if Honorable Ndudi Elumelu, is a true party man, he wouldn’t have accepted such unnecessary carrots that dangled to him. He should understand, there is already a preplanned agenda by the APC, as regards the Federal House of Representatives. They had a plan to destabilize the PDP. They have a plan to control the house to their whims and caprices”.

Source:- Dailypostng


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