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Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by chrisxxx(m): 9:29pm On Jan 17, 2017
The Member representing Akuku-Toru Constituency Two in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Fredrick Anabraba has emerged as the Minority Leader.

DAILY POST reports that Anabraba emerged against the wish of the APC caucus in the Rivers State House of Assembly.

The APC Caucus led by Victoria Nyeche had nominated the member representing Eleme State Constituency, Josiah Olu for the position of Minority Leader.

But the nominee of the APC Caucus was not allowed by the PDP members who were in the majority.

It was PDP’s Sam Ogeh who nominated Fredrick Anabraba as Minority Leader, before a vote was taken, and he emerged victorious.

The APC lawmakers, thereafter, staged a walkout as a mark of protest against what they considered to be imposition of a Minority Leader on them by the PDP.
Leader of the APC Caucus and lawmaker representing Port Harcourt Constituency One, Victoria Nyeche described what happened as a violation of the rules of the House.

“What they (PDP) are doing is to create the catalyst for crisis and we don’t want that.

“The seventh Assembly battled with a lot of crisis and we don’t want the same re-occurrence for the eight assembly; but how can we not have crisis when things like these have started happening.

“The PDP cannot nominate and then elect somebody for us in the APC. We have our own rules and we decided who we want based on our rules, only for the Speaker to give room for more nominations and then the PDP had to pick for us,’’ she said.

Rivers Assembly: APC members stage walkout over imposition of minority leaderBy Victor Azubuike on January 17, 2017@dailypostngr
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The Member representing Akuku-Toru Constituency Two in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Fredrick Anabraba has emerged as the Minority Leader.

DAILY POST reports that Anabraba emerged against the wish of the APC caucus in the Rivers State House of Assembly.


The APC Caucus led by Victoria Nyeche had nominated the member representing Eleme State Constituency, Josiah Olu for the position of Minority Leader.

But the nominee of the APC Caucus was not allowed by the PDP members who were in the majority.

It was PDP’s Sam Ogeh who nominated Fredrick Anabraba as Minority Leader, before a vote was taken, and he emerged victorious.

The APC lawmakers, thereafter, staged a walkout as a mark of protest against what they considered to be imposition of a Minority Leader on them by the PDP.


The leader of the APC Caucus and lawmaker representing Port Harcourt Constituency One, Victoria Nyeche described what happened as a violation of the rules of the House.

“What they (PDP) are doing is to create the catalyst for crisis and we don’t want that.

“The seventh Assembly battled with a lot of crisis and we don’t want the same re-occurrence for the eight assembly; but how can we not have crisis when things like these have started happening.

“The PDP cannot nominate and then elect somebody for us in the APC. We have our own rules and we decided who we want based on our rules, only for the Speaker to give room for more nominations and then the PDP had to pick for us,’’ she said.


On his part, Josiah Olu of the APC from Eleme, said the imposition of the Minority Leader on the APC was a calculated attempt by the PDP to subdue the opposition in the House.

However, Samuel Ogeh of the PDP and Chairman of the House Committee on Information, said the emergence of Fredrick Anabraba was in line with the rules.

Ogeh said that the House relied on the Order Paper to take its decisions.

He said, “No trouble is brewing anywhere. Our rules are very clear on this.

“The rule does not say the House should abide by the position of any party. What the rule says is that the process of bringing in the Minority Leader must be through election by all members of the House.

“The rule did not say that members of the other party should not take part in the election. They know the rules but they are just trying to twist it.”

Similarly, the new Minority Leader, Fredrick Anabraba has also welcomed his election, which he said did not call for any controversy.

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by Pontaboki: 10:27pm On Jan 17, 2017
Sai Wike!!!

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by RZArecta(m): 10:59pm On Jan 17, 2017
APC can lament like cry babies sha, must every rule be broken and twisted just to make them happy ?

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by PatriotTemidayo: 11:03pm On Jan 17, 2017
The power of number is so strong.........
If you doubt me, ask Tinubu and Buhari what the power of numbers did in the nomination of Saraki........

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by mykeljosef: 3:36am On Jan 18, 2017
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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by DONMAYOR19(m): 4:04am On Jan 18, 2017
Chai.....PDP wicked o.

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by mobaking: 4:04am On Jan 18, 2017
Can any good thing come out of Rivers politics?.The last thing on the politicians mind is the people.SMH!
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by naijagobetter(m): 4:43am On Jan 18, 2017
wicked wike at it again, chai! Pikin wey say em mama no go sleep em ma....
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by naijagobetter(m): 4:46am On Jan 18, 2017
wicked wike at it again, pikin wey say em mama no sleeep em ma no see sleep
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by hardywaltz(m): 6:23am On Jan 18, 2017
By the end of this year the House of Representatives would take over the functions of Rivers State House of Assembly coz of WikeD and his foolishness.
How can the PDP caucus choose a leader of the APC caucus?
If APC adopts the kind of strategy used in Rivers State at the National level all these people supporting WikeD will be the first set of people to cry foul..

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by BbcNews: 7:55am On Jan 18, 2017
hardywaltz:
By the end of this year the House of Representatives would take over the functions of Rivers State House of Assembly coz of WikeD and his foolishness.
How can the PDP caucus choose a leader of the APC caucus?
If APC adopts the kind of strategy used in Rivers State at the National level all these people supporting WikeD will be the first set of people to cry foul..

E pain Am

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by agabusta: 8:11am On Jan 18, 2017
Politicians and their wahala everyday. They just seems to be aversed to things been done properly.
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by agabusta: 8:11am On Jan 18, 2017
DONMAYOR19:
Chai.....PDP wicked o.

Dry. How can a party choose a leader for another party? It is turning logic on its head. When things degenerate, it is the state that suffers.

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by information1: 8:12am On Jan 18, 2017

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by Adicsonbaba(m): 8:13am On Jan 18, 2017
kiss
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by 5starmilitant: 8:13am On Jan 18, 2017
Hahaha cheesy I love this. If they like they should walk to Aso Rock, they will still walk back cheesy
They should protest against buhari, for imposing hardship on Nigerians. Hypocrites


Chaii wicked Wike. cheesy cheesy

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by haryothosyn93(m): 8:14am On Jan 18, 2017
That is their problems
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by agabusta: 8:14am On Jan 18, 2017
hardywaltz:
By the end of this year the House of Representatives would take over the functions of Rivers State House of Assembly coz of WikeD and his foolishness.
How can the PDP caucus choose a leader of the APC caucus?
If APC adopts the kind of strategy used in Rivers State at the National level all these people supporting WikeD will be the first set of people to cry foul..

They will definitely cry to the high heavens if it was to be APC that does same. Their hypocrisy stinks to the extreme.

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by kokosin: 8:14am On Jan 18, 2017
see upper cut

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by Hygist: 8:15am On Jan 18, 2017
The said man is from my constituency in Akulga, i would have given out some info about his reelection but it is worth money.. stay tuned
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by Mandesz(m): 8:15am On Jan 18, 2017
do me I do yu
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by HopeAlive14(m): 8:16am On Jan 18, 2017
So much for Nigeria politics

Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by Tinubutoto: 8:17am On Jan 18, 2017
hardywaltz:
By the end of this year the House of Representatives would take over the functions of Rivers State House of Assembly coz of WikeD and his foolishness.
How can the PDP caucus choose a leader of the APC caucus?
If APC adopts the kind of strategy used in Rivers State at the National level all these people supporting WikeD will be the first set of people to cry foul..
you have not seen anything yet, by the end of 2017 to 2018, apc will be left with just 2 members in the house.

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by nabegibeg: 8:18am On Jan 18, 2017
The river of blood has started again ooo
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by lailo: 8:20am On Jan 18, 2017
Is d man a PDP man or APC?this is hiding in d report for a purpose.
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by KINGwax007(m): 8:25am On Jan 18, 2017
All these politicians wey dey catwalk, una well done o

Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by NosaHenry(m): 8:30am On Jan 18, 2017
agabusta:


Dry. How can a party choose a leader for another party? It is turning logic on its head. When things degenerate, it is the state that suffers.

There is no logic here. the principal members of the house are chosen by all members. consider a situation where there are about 5 parties, will it be the duty of only one minority APC, to chose the minority leader?

Ekweremadu emerged the Deputy Speaker despite being in the opposition. that is the rule, APC should calm down after all the new minority leader did not reject the nomination.

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by NosaHenry(m): 8:31am On Jan 18, 2017
agabusta:


Dry. How can a party choose a leader for another party? It is turning logic on its head. When things degenerate, it is the state that suffers.

There is no logic here. the principal members of the house are chosen by all members. consider a situation where there are about 5 parties, will it be the duty of only one minority APC, to chose the minority leader?
Ekweremadu emerged the Deputy Speaker despite being in the opposition. that is the rule, APC should calm down after all the new minority leader did not reject the nomination.
Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by worlexy(m): 8:33am On Jan 18, 2017
They should keep staging a walk out up and down, the same mistake that made them lose the post of Deputy Senate President to PDP

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by agabusta: 8:36am On Jan 18, 2017
NosaHenry:


There is no logic here. the principal members of the house are chosen by all members. consider a situation where there are about 5 parties, will it be the duty of only one minority APC, to chose the minority leader?
Ekweremadu emerged the Deputy Speaker despite being in the opposition. that is the rule, APC should calm down after all the new minority leader did not reject the nomination.

And you are still turning logic on its head. Why not tell me where in the entire country that this has happened before now, that it is an opposing party that chooses a leader for the other party just because they are in majority?? It is only in Rivers such desperate and uncouth politics always raises its ugly head.

By your argument, you are already setting a dangerous precedence which will be used to distort democracy at the different parliaments. The position of Majority Leader and Minority Leader are the prerogatives for the caucus they are to lead.

If this is made to stand, it will usher in a different regime, where the majority party in any parliament (either at state or federal level) chooses whoever they want as the minority Leader of the opposition party.

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Re: Rivers Assembly: APC Members Stage Walkout Over Imposition Of Minority Leader by shaddoww: 8:36am On Jan 18, 2017
He reminds me of Dbanj, all dis our artists no dey learn, u run go that side cos u wan b international act n leave ur real fan base, forgetting that no matter what u do, u can never b one of dem, wen dey realise dis, dey den try all dey can to get back to the Nigerian market but it might b too late, so dey start featuring small boys dey would never av done a collabo with. Thank he is realising it early though

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