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New lawmakers urged to drop ambition

By IWPR Nigeria






Some federal lawmakers have condemned the action by a group of lawmakers-elect asking for the House of Representatives to allow them aspire for principal positions in the law chamber.

The new members told newsmen that they have more than two thirds majority needed to form a quorum as enshrined in the rules of the house. This is because they have over 260 new members out of the 360 expected to be in the house.

The in-coming legislators described the action of serving members as illegal and threatened to take the leadership of the House of Representatives to court.

However, some serving members of the house say the threat by the new members-elect holds no water.

Abbas Adamu Anas representing Birniwa, Guri and Kiri-kasamma federal constituency from Jigawa state says the action is a joke, while Doris Uboh from Ika north-east and south of Delta state called on the new members to wait for their time.

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