Wednesday, 17 June 2015

PDP Demands Lasun's Removal READ MORE:

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives have called for the resignation of the newly elected deputy speaker of the lower house, Suleiman Yusuf Lasun.
The call by the PDP members is as a result of an agreement they had with their APC counterparts loyal to the new speaker, Yakubu Dogara, in which they agreed that the PDP’s Leo Ogor will emerge as the deputy speaker.
Ogor was the majority leader of the  7th Assembly, and he was originally tipped to emerge as the deputy speaker in an accord between Dogara’s group, known as the Consolidation Group, and the caucus of the PDP in the House.
The leadership of the APC’s choices for the positions of speaker and deputy speaker were Femi Gbajabiamila and Tahir Mohammed Monguno respectively, but the Dogara group struck a deal with their PDP counterparts.
According to Peoples Daily, the election of Ogor was difficult because of the keenly contested election for the position of speaker in which Dogara beat Gbajabiamila by just eight votes- 182 to 174.

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