APC Reps awaiting party instruction to impeach Dogara – Akpatason

Hon. Peter Akpatason, representing Akoko-Edo in the House of Representatives, says loyal members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the house will carry out the party’s instruction on Speaker Yakubu Dogara. Akpatason spoke to journalists in Benin on Wednesday, against the backdrop of the recent defection of the speaker to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said that when the house reconvened, “the needful” would be done regarding the leadership of both chambers of the National Assembly. The lawmaker however emphasised that whatever that would be done to address the issue, would be according the law of land.

According to the former NUPENG President, it is an aberration for a member of another political party to continue to be speaker of the house of the representatives. “We, as party loyalists, will carry out any instruction we get from the party. We will study the situation when we get back. Whatever the situation is will be what we will react to.

Read Also  How We Caged Obasanjo As President – Segun Osoba

“We cannot be happy to have a speaker that belongs to another party. It is an aberration and has to be treated as such,” he said. Speaking on the ongoing APC primaries, Akpatason, who is seeking a return ticket to the House of Representatives, said his constituent were in support of his third term bid.

Read Also  Gov. Umahi to ensure re-election of Ebonyi legislators in state, NASS

According him, the postponement of the party’s primaries for the NASS would make the aspirants to lose money. He said that any money already given out for “logistics” would not be returned when elections were postponed.

The lawmaker also warned the APC leadership against manipulation of the party’s primaries. Akpatason noted that direct primaries was not prone to manipulation like the indirect primaries in which delegates could be bribed.

According to him, whoever is planning to manipulate the primaries does not love the party hence the need to watch out for moles.

“Such a person wants the APC to lose in the main election. If this election is manipulated, chances of the APC winning the general elections will be slim.

Read Also  Saraki, Dogara: We’ll respond appropriately to Buhari’s rejection of amended electoral act

“In a situation where you sit down and select people based on sentiments and not on individual popularity and ability to win elections, people will have other options,” he added.

Click Here to Join Newsnow Nigeria WhatsApp Group for Breaking News Alerts More News

Follow Us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER

Do You Know Nigeria? Attempt 10 simple questions on Nigeria for FREE and Win FREE N500 Airtime - Click Here to Participate!

For your news articles, press release, Breaking News, send e-mail to [email protected]

Get the latest BREAKING NEWS inside your e-mail address inbox; fill the form below and click the subscribe button