House of Reps postpones resumption

TambuwalMembers of The House of Representatives were on Tuesday informed of the postponement of their resumption from recess earlier scheduled for Wednesday, December 3.

A statement signed by Clerk of the House, M.A. Sani-Omolori, said the lawmakers will now resume on Tuesday, December 16 at 10am.

“The Leadership of the House of Representatives took note of the adjustment in the calendar of the political parties and took the decision for the postponement to allow Members of the House participate in the forthcoming Primaries of their political parties,” the statement said.

It will be recalled that policemen and Department of State Security (DSS) operatives invaded the National Assembly on Thursday, November 20 to prevent Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, and other opposition members from entering the building for a key security vote.

Tambuwal defected from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) in October.

The PDP and Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, have tried to remove Tambuwal from the speaker’s chair and stripped him of his security aides.