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Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by dre11(m): 9:36am On Oct 11
Abuja – Facts from the House of Representatives indicate that the alleged plot to impeach Yakubu Dogara as Speaker may be dead on arrival given the seeming inability of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to muster the two-third majority.

The speaker and his loyalists are said to be poised to change the composition of the body of principal officers to conform to his support base in the House as it moves towards the 2019 general elections.

Currently, the APC has 190 members while PDP has 157, APGA has 5 members, ADC has 4 members, SDP has one member while Accord Party has one member.

However, there are two vacant seats resulting from the death of Buba Jubrin (APC, Kogi) and Funke Adedoyin (PDP, Kwara).

Sources close to the PDP caucus who spoke on condition of anonymity observed that some of the APC lawmakers appointed as principal officers may lose their seats in the wake of the impeachment plot as the speaker moves to strengthen his camp.

Findings revealed that some ranking members of the APC are already jostling for the caucus’s leadership position currently occupied by Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Lagos).

Recall that Yakubu Dogara, in 2015, beat Gbajabiamila to the highly coveted position of speaker despite the insistence by the APC leadership that he step down for the former.

But having emerged speaker despite the party’s position, Dogara insisted on installing his loyalists into the body of principal officers, further infuriating the party’s leadership, including President Muhammadu Buhari, who waded into the matter and insisted that the party be obeyed.

But given the new turn of events, lawmakers who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said a list of members believed to be working against the speaker was being compiled for possible referral to the Ethics and Privileges Committee for necessary action.

While answering questions regarding Speaker Dogara’s defection and what was next for the APC caucus, Mohammed Tahir Mungonu (APC, Borno), who expressed the willingness of the caucus to move for Dogara’s impeachment, however, admitted that impeaching the speaker remained an uphill task.

Monguno noted that Speaker Dogara, who recently decamped to the PDP, could only be impeached if the APC caucus could muster the 240 members required by the 1999 constitution (as amended).

“The parliamentary conventions and norms is that the majority party produces the leadership of the parliament except Nigeria will be an exception. My only advice is for the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to honourably resign their positions since they are now members of the minority party.

“In consonance with best democratic norms and values obtainable all over the world, based on the moral situation but with regards to the constitution, we need two-third to remove them and if the APC can muster that two-third majority, I wish APC members good luck,” he noted.

Mungonu, however, argued that the positions occupied by opposition members as presiding officers of both chambers will directly impact on the legislative business and policy direction of the APC-led government.

“It’s going to definitely disrupt legislative business because they are not members of the ruling party, so the manifesto as well as the programme of the party they belong to is directly in conflict with the programme and objectives of the ruling and majority party of the National Assembly. Therefore, there is going to be conflict of interest in the way and manner they are going to pursue the agenda of the party in government.

“And I think it may likely lead to sabotage. So, if we are sure that we are going to muster the two-third majority, we are going to count ourselves, definitely we are going to move ahead and then remove the speaker. But if we cannot get the two-third majority, there is no need to embark on an exercise in futility,” he said.

Also lending his voice to the debate, Sergius Ogun (PDP, Edo), who applauded the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, expressed optimism that APC couldn’t muster the required 240 members to unseat the speaker.

While reacting to the alleged impeachment plot, Ogun, who doubles as chairman, House Committee on FCT, told our correspondent that: “If they follow the constitution, they don’t have the firm, no party has the firm, to produce any speaker right now, and we were elected by Nigerians to come and represent them.

“If we want to follow the business of representing our people, that will be the last thing on the mind of anybody right now. So, he (Dogara) remains the speaker till the expiration of the 8th National Assembly.”



https://independent.ng/why-dogaras-removal-as-reps-speaker-will-be-difficult-reps/amp/

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by xtravanganza: 9:42am On Oct 11
“If we want to follow the business of representing our people, that will be the last thing on the mind of anybody right now. So, he (Dogara) remains the speaker till the expiration of the 8th National Assembly.”
that's the plain truth. When they fight the masses suffer.

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by magoo10(m): 9:50am On Oct 11
Those who have been barking to impeach dogara and saraki have all been atikulated.

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by Ezenwammadu(m): 9:57am On Oct 11
Oshobaba making a fool of himself as usual

AtikulatingAtiku 2019

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by IamAtikulate: 10:02am On Oct 11
They would soon Atikulate. All of them, even Aisha.

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by Racoon(m): 10:59am On Oct 11
APC should have long comprehend that changing the leadership of the NASS is completely beyond them hence no need for all the foolish manifestation of lack of political sagacity.
Besides the APC set the same precedence in 2014. So they should humbly stew in their own juice.

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by BigBrother9ja: 11:36am On Oct 11
IT IS NEVER DIFFICULT

This osu people are really 5% o shocked
APG* has 5... lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed


STUPID REPS


EVEN SARAKI IS SITTING ON A TIMEBOMB

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by baliyubla: 11:37am On Oct 11
Future impossible tense

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by WhyMoD: 11:37am On Oct 11
Oshomole is only good at shouting "we wee impeach him"..

Everything no be gra gra.

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by edlion57(m): 11:37am On Oct 11
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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by Splasshhh(f): 11:37am On Oct 11
,please see my signature
Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by link2ok22: 11:38am On Oct 11
Ugly short Oshomole should have been able to remove Dogara and Saraki!

Please I heard that the proposed sponsors of the imaginary Nigeria Air has denied ever dealing or accepting to sponsor it, after they launched a logo for billions of dollars.

Buhari is a lifeless fool and he would remain Lifeless.

God bless
HE Atiku Abubakar

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by wonuks(m): 11:39am On Oct 11
sad
Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by PaChukwudi44: 11:39am On Oct 11
BigBrother9ja:
IT IS NEVER DIFFICULT

This osu people are really 5% o shocked
APG* has 5... lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed


STUPID REPS


EVEN SARAKI IS SITTING ON A TIMEBOMB

go and remove him naa.Mouth action

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by RevenGeMission: 11:40am On Oct 11
Dog ara is going?
Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by Franklyspeakin: 11:40am On Oct 11
Lol
Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by vastolord4(m): 11:40am On Oct 11
You people are acting like we put him there... 2019 is strolling by

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by oshe11: 11:40am On Oct 11
APC father!!!

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by ORACLE1975(m): 11:40am On Oct 11
Waw
Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by Ogaga87(m): 11:41am On Oct 11
They should beg PDP for the remaining number na.. Idiot-matik party that spent four years fighting vain battle..

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by gidado14(m): 11:41am On Oct 11
Ezenwammadu:
Oshobaba making a fool of himself as usual

AtikulatingAtiku 2019
prefer to be that lifeless

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by Nemesis001: 11:42am On Oct 11
Oshobaba will be crying right now grin

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by WIZDOM081(m): 11:43am On Oct 11
Sai Baba

Sai BUHARI

Baba forever
Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by FYB(m): 11:45am On Oct 11
ApC should focus on governance and forget national assembly politics. The power in NASS are in save hands. They should channel their energy to the 9th assembly, this current NASS leadership is too strong for their amateur politics.

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by Ogaga87(m): 11:45am On Oct 11
BigBrother9ja:
IT IS NEVER DIFFICULT

This osu people are really 5% o shocked
APG* has 5... lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed


STUPID REPS


EVEN SARAKI IS SITTING ON A TIMEBOMB

Time bomb that is taking four years to explode, is not a CHINA made

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by GBAREN: 11:52am On Oct 11
dre11:









https://independent.ng/why-dogaras-removal-as-reps-speaker-will-be-difficult-reps/amp/


“The parliamentary conventions and norms is that the majority party produces the leadership of the parliament except Nigeria will be an exception. My only advice is for the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to honourably resign their positions since they are now members of the minority party.

“In consonance with best democratic norms and values obtainable all over the world, based on the moral situation but with regards to the constitution, we need two-third to remove them and if the APC can muster that two-third majority, I wish APC members good luck,” he noted.

Mungonu, however, argued that the positions occupied by opposition members as presiding officers of both chambers will directly impact on the legislative business and policy direction of the APC-led government.



I will only comment on the bolded above, it is quite a shame that APC will come now to tell what the Parliamentary Convention and Norms states, was the convention and the norm just introduced last month ? Was the Convention and the Norms not in existence in 2014 when Tambuwal Defected, you see that was goes around comes around, they just have to manage till 2019 when there will be a major change either in their favour of PDP's favour.

If I were APC i would focus more and prepare for 2019 rather cry over spilled milk, as far as the political dispensation is concerned they can never get that seat again

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by Reference(m): 11:53am On Oct 11
Racoon:
APC should have long comprehend that changing the leadership of the NASS is completely beyond them hence no need for all the foolish manifestation of lack of political sagacity.
Besides the APC set the same precedence in 2014. So they should humbly stew in their own juice.

Indeed. Tambuwal kept his seat till the end of the 7th assembly even though the APC were the minority party.

A lot of the things the APC and indeed this government suffers has its origins in their actions when in opposition. It is hoped that the realization of these shortcomings will help to moderate the actions of individuals and political parties going forward making them more civil, democratic and more willing to follow the rule of law.

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Re: Why Dogara’s Removal As Reps Speaker Will Be Difficult –reps by chicoMX(m): 11:54am On Oct 11
BigBrother9ja:
IT IS NEVER DIFFICULT
This osu people are really 5% o shocked APG* has 5... lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

STUPID REPS

EVEN SARAKI IS SITTING ON A TIMEBOMB
saraki is the Bomb grin

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