Change of leadership in the House is a must- Femi Gbajabiamila


The very vocal member of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has said that leadership change in the House of Representatives is necessary according the rules governing the House.

Responding to a question on when Nigerians should expect a change in leadership, Gbajabiamila representing Surulere Federal Constituency, Lagos said, “You know there is time and season for everything. Yes, this we could have done last year, but it was just a day before we went on break. We needed not to rush. So we decided to tarry until we resume. For me, it is a change of leadership. It is not whether you want to or you don’t want to.

He continued, “If you look at the rules and laws that govern our operations in the House, it is an operation of law, whether we want or we don’t want. If we don’t, it is either we suspend our rules otherwise we are violating our rules because our rules are very clear. The rules of the House say that the majority party shall produce the majority leadership not “may”. So by the operation of the law, automatically if APGA or PPN becomes majority today, they automatically by operation of law become the majority leadership”.

He concluded, “There is nowhere in the world, no legislature in the world that I know where the majority plays the role of the minority or the minority plays the role of the majority. Such a situation defies logic, common sense and the law as in this case.”


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