Gbajabiamila Vs Dogara NASS crisis continues as APC loyalists reject Speaker’s leadership proposal

The Gbajabiamila faction, which calls itself the APC Loyalists’ Group, expressed its rejection via a letter written to the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.

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The crisis in the House of Representatives is showing no sign of abating as the Femi Gbajabiamila faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the latest principal officer zoning proposal submitted by Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

New House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara (left) and Femi Gbajabiamila. play

New House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara (left) and Femi Gbajabiamila.

(Vanguard)

 

The Gbajabiamila faction, which calls itself the APC Loyalists’ Group, expressed its rejection via a letter written to the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.

APC National Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun play

APC National Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun

 

According to Punch, the letter, dated July 18, called on the APC to use its authority to resolve the matter instead of allowing Dogara to get away with defying the party.

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Yakubu Dogara

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The letters reads:

“Mr. Chairman, history beckons and posterity will always judge our conduct and contributions to the development of our democracy. A political party is an institution and its supremacy is universal and not a Nigerian coinage.”

“It is on record that the Speaker defied the party going into the elections and he is about to repeat such defiance. The party must assert its authority over all its members, the Speaker inclusive, as none of us came to the House as independent candidates and we subscribed expressly and impliedly to the party’s supremacy in political activities.”

“Furthermore, the President (Muhammadu Buhari) himself has spoken severally that the party is supreme and its decision must be obeyed.”

Yakubu Dogara play

Yakubu Dogara

(thescoopng)

 

Dogara fell out with the APC after he emerged Speaker on June 9 after contesting despite a party directive preventing him from doing so.

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