Photo: House of Reps Members Exchange Blows Over Leadership Tussle


As the plot for leadership in the National House of Representatives thickens, the lawmakers engaged in a free-for-all fight this morning. The scuffle was between those loyal to the speaker, Dogara (which includes PDP lawmakers)  vs  those loyal to the party APC. The APC leadership had earlier sent a letter dictating who should emerge principal officers of the assembly (see the leaked letter after the break), but some lawmakers (especially those loyal to the current speaker Yakubu Dogara) felt the party has no right to dictate the leadership of the assembly.

The speaker’s attempt at selecting the principal officers this morning was resisted by the pro-APC lawmakers, resulting in Lawmakers loyal to the speaker forming a shield around him to protect the mace from being taken away.

Na wa o! Is this the change we were promised? #samescriptdifferentactors

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