November 30, 2020

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Minority party cannot preside over NASS, says Rep

Begs Edo APC members not to defect

The lawmaker representing Ikpoba-Okha/Egor federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima, has insisted that lawmakers from a minority party like the People’s Democratic Party would not be allowed to preside over the National Assembly.

Hon Agbonnayima said the decisions whether to remove the present National Assembly leadership are not on the pages of newspaper, social media or at the beer parlour.

Agbonnayima who spoke to newsmen in Benin City cautioned against using the current spate of defection or change of National Assembly leadership to heat up the polity.

He noted the present scenario in the country is that ‘the APC is in government but the PDP is ruling.

Agbonnayima urged the Senators to do the needful since the APC have majority lawmakers.

The National Assembly been able to handle issue of leadership. The decision to remove the National Assembly leadership is not done on the pages of newspaper, social media or beer parlour. We should no heat up the system.

When you look at it that APC is majority, there is no way a minority party can be the Senate President not even in America where we copied our style of democracy from.

“The National Assembly members will know what to do. When we get there we will cross it.”

Agbonnayima who begged some leaders of Edo APC not to defect said the time of harvest was already near.

He stated that the Edo APC has been infiltrated by some members of PDP who are causing trouble that they want to defect.

His words, “There are also some genuine APC members who are aggrieved. It is a matter of time.

“We have to let our members know that they have to be patience. The Governor is working and a lot of opportunities will come. They should not leave now that harvest time is here. They have worked and sweated for the party and the food has matured.

“There are many job opportunities available, a lot of contracts to be awarded. The Governor has said they should wait. Oshiomhole as the National Chairman will create opportunity for Edo people.

“There are a lot of opportunities especially the space filled by PDP members. APC is in government but PDP is the one ruling. That is why they are derailing the will of progress of Mr. President. They are still

doing PDP agenda. That agenda is to pocket the money to the detriment of all Nigerians. I am appealing to them to be patient.”

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