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Reps Crisis: House resume sitting, adjourn till July 21

Members of the House of Representatives resumed sitting after sanity was restored following the rowdy session that greeted the selection of principal officers.

The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara reconvened plenary and urged members to count themselves lucky to be chosen to represent their constituency. He later adjourned the House till July 21 while pledging that the crisis that rocked the House will be resolved.

Recalled that the hallowed chamber of the House of Representatives was thrown into commotion as pro-All Progressives Congress lawmakers have kicked against the election of principal officers by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

There were clashes between members loyal to Dogara and members loyal to the decision of the APC in nominating principal officers.

There were attempts by some lawmakers to hijack the mace. However, there are fears that the mace might be missing or kept away from the chamber during the fracas.

Pro-APC lawmakers were chanting ‘APC, party supremacy’ while Dogara loyalists chanted ‘Dogara’.


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