The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday rejected the presumed attempt by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to impose party leaders in the House of Representatives.
He also explained that the PDP had duly written to the President, after consulting other members of the minority in the parliament, informing him of the members selected for leadership in accordance with parliamentary norms and practice.
The party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this while reporting to reporters in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan said the opposition party is appalled by the fact that the president has tried to smuggle names different from those recognized and forwarded.
him as the leaders of the minority in the lower house.
He added, “The PDP, in the strongest terms, cautions against this abuse of rules, parliamentary practices and procedures as well as the convention and we urge the Speaker to respect the rules and read the list submitted to him by the leadership of the PDP.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the list forwarded to the Speaker by the PDP is as follows: Hon. Kingsley Chinda – Minority Leader, Hon. Chukwuka Onyema- Deputy Minority Leader, Hon. Yakubu Barde – Minority Whip, Hon. Muraina Ajibola – Deputy Minority Whip”.