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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

PDP Want Tambuwal to Resign As Speaker of the House


DEcamped—Speaker Tambuwal after decamping to APC, yesterday.
Speaker Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal after decamping yesterday 
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, welcomed the defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, and advised him to resign as speaker because he was no longer a member of the ruling party.

After almost one year of hob-nobbing with APC leaders, Tambuwal, yesterday, formally dumped PDP for the opposition party.

Reacting to Tambuwal’s defection, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement said the honourable thing for Tambuwal now is to resign.
Metuh said: “The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has met with PDP leaders in the House of Representatives concerning the defection of the Speaker. After a thorough consideration of the matter, the NWC came to a conclusion that the Honourable Speaker, as a responsible elected officer, knows full well what is needful and honourable of him since his new party is in the minority.
“We are not unmindful of the fact that Honourable Tambuwal became Speaker on the platform of the PDP as the political party with the majority of seats in the House of Representatives and that this incontrovertible fact has not changed.”

Tambuwal on the other hand has sent the house on recess till December 3rd, when all party primaries must have been concluded.   

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