By Glam & Essence
It was a major drama at the House of Representatives
when some members struggled to grab the
mace as the Speaker, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila was
about to announce Minority Principal Officers
of the house.
The drama ensued on
Wednesday, when Rep. Kingsley Chinda (PDP)
moved a point of order, interrupting the speaker,
who was about to read a letter signed by 99
members of minority parties.
According to Chinda, Order 6 Rule 1 of the
House Rules says that members of minority
parties in the house shall choose from among
themselves someone with experience to lead
He said that where the house rule was not clear
on the procedure, the house should follow
precedence or follow a resolution of the house.
Chinda said that the major opposition party, the
People Democratic Party (PDP) had written to
the Speaker and had presented Rep. Kingsley
Chinda (PDP-Rivers) to be the Minority Leader.
He said that Chukwuka Onyema (PDP-Anambra)
was selected to be Deputy Minority Leader, Rep.
Yakubu Bade (PDP-Kaduna) as Minority Whip
and Rep. Muraina Ajibola (PDP-Oyo) as Deputy