Some members of the House of Representatives on Thursday disrupted plenary on the floor of the Green Chamber of the National Assembly.
Problem started when the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara attempted to appoint principal officers for the House. There were clashes between members loyal to Dogara and members loyal to the decision of the APC in nominating principal officers. While pro-APC members chanted “on party supremacy we stand”, pro- Dogara members chanted “Dogara”
They tried to make away with the mace but were prevented by others which resulted in a brawl among the lawmakers.
As an aftermath of the leadership crisis that broke out at the House of Representatives during plenary on Thursday, the Speaker of the House, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, was forced to announce a long adjournment of plenary till July 21, 2015.
Dogara expressed his disappointment over the ongoing squabble, saying that Nigerians are in high expectation for members to hit the ground running on legislative matters, and that as long as members remain divided, effective legislation will be impossible.
He asserted that disagreement was inevitable, but not the one that will frustrate the job they are expected to do and jeopardize nationhood.