ABUJA—FORMER Senate President, Senator Ameh Ebute, yesterday, urged the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, to as a matter of urgency declare vacant, seats of the 37 federal lawmakers who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC.
Ebute who accused Tambuwal of being a mole in PDP and working for APC, alleged that his assignment of working for APC and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu dated back to when he jettisoned the decision of PDP and cornered the position of speaker which was zoned to the South West geo-political zone of the country.
In a letter to Tambuwal made available to journalists in Abuja, the former Senate president who noted that the speaker was holding the PDP to ransom for his refusal to declare their seats vacant weeks after the judgment, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to appropriately guide Tambuwal and the leadership of the House on what to do, adding that the lawmakers’ continued stay in the house and contributing could breed anarchy and was a serious threat to the nation’s democracy.
It will be recalled that a Federal High Court in Abuja had asked the 37 former members of PDP to resign their seats at the House of Representatives for defecting to the opposition APC. The court perpetually restrained the legislators from effecting any leadership change in the assembly. The court delivered judgment in a matter brought by PDP asking that the legislators should not be allowed to take part in the activities of the assembly.