â€¦apologises to traumatised students
By Luka Binniyat
ABUJA -Â Two weeks after a fracas in the House of Representatives led to the suspension of its eleven members, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, today indicated that the estranged lawmakers may be recalled from their suspension.
The Speaker made this known to National Assembly Correspondents when he visited the City Royal Secondary School, Nyanya (a suburb of Abuja).Â The studentsÂ of the school were at the gallery when the free-for-all, whichÂ caused a national outrage, broke out.
Findings by VanguardÂ also indicate that most members of the Reps are of the feeling that the suspended member should returned to the House.
TheÂ Speakerâ€™s visit was an apparent move to redeemÂ the image of the Speaker andÂ HouseÂ which had sank to all time low since the incident.
Bankole, during the visit, profuselyÂ apologised to the students over the incident and also exhorted them toÂ respect the law.
After the Speaker had finished his interaction with the Students the Press askedÂ ifÂ the House would forgive the Eleven member of the Progressives Minded Legislature (PML), led by Dino Melaye (PDP/Kogi) who sparked offÂ the exchange of blows as the students watched from the gallery, the Speaker said, â€œit is a beautiful idea and we will surely consider itâ€, he said, â€œwe would consider it, absolutelyâ€, he added.
â€œWe are adultsâ€, he said, â€œand we have the responsibility of managing ourselvesâ€, he went on, â€œand I can tell you that we will come to an amicable resolutionâ€, he said, thenÂ hurried into his official vehicle, and drove away.
He did not say, when the members would be recalled.