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Reps Minority Caucus Passes Vote-of -Confidence On Ndudi Elumelu & Others / PDP Elects Kingsley Chinda As Reps Minority Leader / Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm (2) (3) (4)
|Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by sophsia62: 8:59pm On Jul 07|
Chief Edwin Clark, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for truce in the tussle surrounding the emergence of minority leadership in the House of Representatives.
Clark urged his party, the PDP to face issues of national interests as the main opposition party and allow peace to reign in the 9th Assembly.
Clark in an interviews with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja said that the tussle was unnecessary, advising the PDP to accept the Ndudi Elumelu as announced by the Speaker of the House Assembly, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.
Other suspended members are Wole Oke, Lynda Ikpeazu, Anayo Edwin, Gideon Gwadi, Toby Okechukwu and Adekoya Abdul-Majid.
Clark said that there were major issues in the country that PDP should concern itself with.
“I believe that if there are about 141 opposition members in the House of Representatives and 121 of them belong to PDP, the other 20 members are members of the House and they must be consulted.
“So if the members of the House who are in opposition all agree that this is what we want to do, I will appeal to PDP to face larger problems in this country.
“Ruga is there and there are many other things in this country that are going wrong. PDP should play the role of opposition effectively in those areas and leave this matter. It is done.
“If the Speaker has already announced that this is the minority leader now there is nothing anyone can do.
Otherwise, you want to create problem in the House which should not be.
“So, I am advising the PDP leadership that now that they have suspended them for month, that may be enough sanction. Allow what has happened in the House to go on. They are all members of the PDP,” he said.
Clark urged that democracy should be allowed to prevail and institutions should be allowed to do their jobs in the country.
The elderstatesman said that there was no place even in the PDP constitution which says it should nominate people and forward to the House, saying “the National Assembly has its rules and regulations.
He went further that “Rule 8 of the NASS, I think, says that elected members of the House whether they are majority or minority should sit among themselves and elect their members.
“They did not say that one political party should nominate people for the chairman or secretary to come and submit to NASS.
“I don’t think there is anything like that. But the party has to be in the know, I agree. But the whole thing that happen, we should be thinking about major things.”
He said that the PDP established the precedent in the 7th NASS, when the speakership position was zoned to the South West, and Aminu Tambuwal, North West contested and won, against the wish of the party.
“Everyone of one of us went to the House including PDP Board of Trustees Chairman, Late Chief Tony Anenih, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and many PDP members were there and election was conducted among the lawmakers.
Mulikat Akande, who was the party’s choice agreed to contest and PDP allowed the elections to go on and the end, Tambuwal won and Emeka Ihedioha became his deputy. Heavens did not fall.
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|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by Shuku0kukobambi: 9:06pm On Jul 07|
Even E.K Clark knows a lost battle when he sees one
Umahi and co want to put Wike in his place before 2023 and they've succeeded with this one. Chinda should go back to Oroworukwo if he's tired of Abuja. Elumelu is here to stay and ready to put APC on their toes
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|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by ashantitope: 9:21pm On Jul 07|
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by holllandis: 9:21pm On Jul 07|
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by englishmart(m): 9:22pm On Jul 07|
Local men fighting for their selfish selves
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by easyfem(m): 9:22pm On Jul 07|
Sir chop and clean mouth has spoken
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by Owaincouncil: 9:23pm On Jul 07|
The elder has spoken. Take it or you leave it.
Wike will be silence permanently before 2023. He is the target.
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|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by hardywaltz(m): 9:25pm On Jul 07|
Wike Pos Africa
After they have finished eating Wike's money.
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by Sundaypaul12345: 9:25pm On Jul 07|
Na una know
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by SIR0: 9:27pm On Jul 07|
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by 27Pushing30: 9:36pm On Jul 07|
When APC had their own PDP mocked them lol see ehn first to do no dey pain
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by Afamed: 9:38pm On Jul 07|
Wailers are definitely in dilemma
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by OGHENAOGIE(m): 9:45pm On Jul 07|
wetin elder sit down look and see even if small pikin climb tree im no go see am...like he said a precedent was set when tambuwai won mukailat pdp anointed....saraki and dogara did it... now elumelu...did de follow the law yes..so all wailers shut up.... let's talk ruga coza and other things
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by Mikora: 9:47pm On Jul 07|
Edwin Clark should shut up, his generation messed up this country with their myopic way of reasoning
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by maasoap(m): 9:49pm On Jul 07|
To Pa Clark, farmers/herders crisis and killings is not the problem anymore but the proposed solution is the problem. Even when it is not by force for any state to key into it.
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by Jchi9876: 10:26pm On Jul 07|
PDP go gree listen?
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by Jchi9876: 10:28pm On Jul 07|
You telling a man old enough to be your father to shut up for saying the truth you don't agree with
What is wrong with all these yeebo touts?
I wish they can just give you guys biafra so you guys can take your parasitic selves out of naija equation
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by festacman(m): 10:36pm On Jul 07|
The truth is that HOR speaker Femi Gbajabiamila's hands are tied with respect to the choice of Minority Leader.
- He is bound to obey, first, Nigerian constitution and second, House Rules.
- He is not the boss of HOR but the first among equals and his speakership is at the pleasure of the majority of members at every point in time.
- Announcing Rep Chinda rather than Rep Elumelu, would be stiff-neckedly going against the dominant majority of the House Minority Representatives, which means to deliberately shoot himself in the leg. Moreover, key provisions of the House Rules favour Rep Elumelu's emergence.
- Femi Gbajabiamila is damn too smart to commit political harakiri to please some egotistical persons in PDP rather than please the people who elected him to serve them.
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by babyfaceafrica: 10:41pm On Jul 07|
Jchi9876:that man is over 90...he can be someone great grandfather
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by aboubkr(m): 11:21pm On Jul 07|
Same PDP that loved the way APC members voted for Saraki and Ekweremadu against party directives in 2015 wants to probe its lawmakers for 'doing the right thing'.
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by contigiency(m): 5:33am On Jul 08|
It's because they take we the electorates for granted and assume us to having short memory.
|Re: Reps Minority Crisis: Edwin Clark Urges PDP To Sheath Sword by Jorussia(m): 8:11am On Jul 08|
Elumelu is the minority leader of the house of Representatives and there is nothing PDP NWC can do about it.The only way Chinda and his men can overturn what happened in the house last week is if PDP can convince Elumelu and his men to resign from their principal officers position.
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