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Rep Tackles APC Over Call For Ekweremadu, Yusuf’s Resignation

Posted: Jun 23, 2015 at 10:12 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A HOUSE of Representatives member representing Ekiti South Federal Constituency 1, Segun Adekola, has described as uncharitable, the call by a section of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders said to be loyal to the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu, for the resignation of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and the House of Representatives Deputy Speaker, Lasun Yusuf.

Adekola said the positions being occupied by Ekweremadu and Yusuf were not the exclusive preserve of any political party.

According to him, “It is the right of the National Assembly members to elect their leaders and that they have done by electing Senator Bukola Saraki, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Hon Yakubu Dogara and Hon Lasun Yusuf as Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively.

“Section 50 (1) (a and b) of the 1999 Constitution provides Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Speaker and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives shall be elected by the members of that House from among themselves.

“That portion of the constitution did not stipulate political party of any member shall form basis for qualification for the offices.

“Therefore, call by a faction of the APC for the resignation of Senator Ekweremadu and Hon Yusuf is mere noise making because members of the National Assembly have chosen the leaders of the two chambers of the House in accordance with the 1999 constitution.”