Reps members throw punches over leadership positions


Plenary session in the House of Representatives was disrupted on Thursday by aggrieved lawmakers who were insisting the Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara must respect the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that four of its members should be appointed as Principal Officers of the 8th House.

There was bedlam in the green chamber as legislators loyal to Dogara shielded the Speaker from his antagonists who made a dash for the mace, the House’s symbol of authority.
Prior to the commotion, the APC had on June 23 written to the Speaker informing him that it has nominated Hon Femi Gbajabiamila ( …Read More

Source:: New Mail