Mace Almost Snatched As House of Representatives Members Fight Over Minority Leadership Position



The House Of Representatives chamber got quite rowdy today, as lawmakers fought over the minority leadership position.

The fight was ignited by House of Representatives' speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila’s decision to announce Ndudi Elumelu as minority leader even after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sent a letter to the House nominating Kingsley Chinda as minority leader on Wednesday, July 3.

Gbajabiamila who ignored the party’s nominee and announced Elumelu also of the PDP as minority leader, saw the mace being snatched by one of the lawmakers present.

According to reports, the announcement which led to the rowdy session witnessed today at the Green Chamber, was in retaliation to the opposition party's call for its members not to vote for Femi Gbajabiamila as the House of Representatives Speaker.

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