Eleven PDP members in the Abia State Assembly have given the House of Assembly advance notice of an impending move regarding the PDP’s majority seats.
Counsel for the PDP elected members, Igwe Ogwo Esq., signed the notice that was delivered to the Clerk.
Since the PDP has a majority in the State legislature, its members have issued a formal request to be given the opportunity to elect and serve in leadership roles within the party.
According to the document, Abia State House of Assembly Speaker Uche Secondus ignored the names of PDP nominees for the legislature that were submitted to him by PDP State Chairman Alwell Asiforo Okere, instead reading out a list of names that had been sent to him by the LP.
The PDP members added, “This is an affront to our democratic tenets, spirit, and the law, and a breach and violation of the extant and crystal clear provisions of Order 8, Rule 42(1), Rule 43(1), and Rule 45(1) of the Harmonised Standing Orders (Rules of the Abia State House of Assembly).”
In a notification to the Abia House of Assembly, the disgruntled PDP legislators argued that the harmonised standing Orders meant that the party with the most seats in the legislature should nominate its members to fill the majority post.
They gave notice that if the House did not act in accordance with the legal Pre-Action notice, they would ask the honourable Court to determine what the Harmonised Standing Orders of the House actually mean.
Infostride News reminds readers that on Tuesday and Wednesday, Solomon Akpulonu, leader of the PDP caucus in the Abia State House of Assembly, and his fellow PDP members staged a walkout from the Assembly complex in protest of what they claim is a refusal by Assembly leadership to allow the PDP to nominate and produce majority positions.
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