Politics

Lawmakers speak on plans to unseat Femi Gbajabiamila

Hon. Abubakar Unisa has reacted to a move by some aggrieved lawmakers to unseat the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

The lawmakers who cut across parties have alleged that the clerk of the house engaged in vote buying and that they would not condone any form of illegality in chosing leaders for the house.

Honourable Mark Terseer Gbillah who is the spokesman of the group which identifies as G-70 said:

“We condemn totally, the use of any form of financial inducement and systematic coercion to compel towards choosing a leader in a manner that totally destroys the sanctity and integrity of the House and the National Assembly as a whole.

“We believe that if President Buhari himself truly preaches and believes in transparency and anti-corruption, then he should realize what his government and what whom he supported has done to become Speaker of the House.

“We will explore every legitimate means possible to ensure that justice is done and genuine democratic norms prevail”, he said.

Reacting to the development, Unisa stated that plans are underway to make lawmakers sheath their swords.

He said that “in any democratic elections, the majority would have their way while the minority will have their say”.

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