By Emman Ovuakporie & Levinus Nwaguhiogu
ABUJA — MEMBERs of the House of Representatives, yesterday, declared the National Assembly a no go area for chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
Also, a member, Kingsley Chinda, was shown the other side of the coin when the authentic PDP members ensured he stepped down his motion, tagged: “Need to check incessant clashes among security agencies in the country.”
The lawmakers, who spoke to Vanguard anonymously, said since Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, chairman of the authentic Peoples Democratic Party’s, PDP, meeting was disrupted, Tukur should not bother to come.
The source said any attempt by Tukur to come to the House of Representatives would be resisted by them.
”If he dares us, his nakedness would be shown to the world, that I can assure you,“ he said.
Another source also told Vanguard that “initially, we planned a total boycott of his visit but from what happened on Tuesday, a mere boycott would not be enough. “
On Chinda’s motion, it was so glaring that some members apparently belonging to the Baraje faction wanted to give him a bitter pill over his role in the disruption of Tuesday’s meeting.
Immediately the presiding officer, Emeka Ihedioha, introduced the motion mentioning Chinda’s name, the mood of the legislators changed.
Nkem Abonta representing Abia State, had risen to read the motion on behalf of Chinda when he suddenly stepped into the chamber.
Ihedioha summoned him to go ahead and make his presentation, but he wanted to make an amendment in the second paragraph.
This was put to voice vote and it was glaring that the nays had it but the presiding officer thought otherwise.
Ihedioha, however, pleaded with his colleagues to support members with their motions and bills without prejudice.
Apparently sensing danger that the motion would be killed, Chinda stepped down his motion, saying”I will present this later, definitely not today.”
It would be recalled that it was the same Chinda who passionately pleaded with members on the floor of the House that peace and orderliness be maintained.
He moved a motion that the House should pass a vote of confidence on the leadership of the House which was unanimously endorsed by all members.
But later that same Tuesday, Chinda led the clapping event that immensely disrupted Baraje’s caucus meeting with the PDP.