By Emmanuel Nnaji, ABAKALIKI
The member representing Ezza-south/ Ikwo Federal Constituency Honourable Chinedu Ogah has called on the National Publicity Secretary of People’s Democratic party, PDP to tender apology to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for such unjust and criminating words used on the speaker to resign from his office as the speaker House of Representatives.
Hon. Ogah made this call in Abuja while notifying the PDP National Publicity Secretary the height of success achieved so far by the speaker. Ogah noted that since the inception of democracy, Gbajabiamila is the best performing speaker Nigeria ever had. He maintained that the speaker has performed above average as a legislature, describing him as the speaker that supervises all other committees and have always wanted other committees to do their jobs.
Ogah lamented that it is uncalled for that PDP members would stand as agents of darkness looking for ways of putting destruction and disorganizing the activities in the parliament, which they would achieve through exchange of gifts to distract the parliament. He said in a press release that on no account has the speaker any day stopped any investigation in the parliament. That the 9th Assembly is the only parliament that have unveiled a lot of things in Nigeria; that has been supportive especially in the area of fighting corruption in favor of President Muhammadu Buhari good agenda and for the Publicity Secretary to call for the resignation of the speaker, accusing him of any stoppage over investigations is the highest character assassination, that the Constitution of Nigeria have a recess expecting the National Assembly Member to be either on vacation or at their various constituencies.
With respect to the above, he stated that it’s only some of the committees that have some bad acts against the rules and regulations, instead of them to work with the rules, where a motion moved in the house and other committees were put together to investigate and a particular committee singlehandedly did, that is a dubious act and a big slap on the parliament.
Finally, Ogah cautioned PDP to be warned and focus on the direct criticisms on democracy and stop attacking democracy. He however asks the PDP to tender apologies to the speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila within 24hrs of this statement.