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Reps Fracas: Tambuwal Owes A Moral Obligation To Resign – Ozekhome

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Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal

Constitutional lawyer, Mike Ozekhome has called on Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, to resign for peace to reign in the legislature.

Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said this on Thursday, while commenting on the fracas at the national assembly, which led to the shut down of the complex by Senate President David Mark.

The House of Representatives had on Thursday reconvened after sitting was adjourned until December 3 by Tambuwal last month. However, the need to discuss President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for the extension of the State of Emergency in the three North-East states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe necessitated a reconvening.

According to Ozekhome, the undercurrent of the entire episode was that some lawmakers must have felt that the reconvening of the House would lead to Tambuwal’s impeachment by his opponents, as his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) put his seat at risk. The Peoples Democratic Party holds the majority seat in the House, and constitutionally, the speaker should come from the PDP.

“My advice is that Tambuwal should honourably and voluntarily resign as Speaker of the House of Representatives in order for peace to reign in the National Assembly.

“Having defected from the political party on which platform he got to the National Assembly and became the Speaker, he should stop his present grandstanding because he cannot have his cake and eat it.

“Whether the courts have declared his seat vacant or not, whether he has been impeached or not, and whether it is constitutional for him to do so or not, he owes a moral obligation to resign now.

Ozekhome said that the Senate President did the right thing by suspending plenary till Tuesday next week so that the tension would calm down.

“The Senate President, by virtue of Section 53 (2) of the Nigerian Constitution, is the Chairman of the National Assembly and so is empowered to regulate the legislature which is bicameral.’’

He described as shameful the action of the lawmakers who climbed the fence to get into the premises of the National Assembly complex.

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. phil

    November 21, 2014 at 7:20 am

    u still call dem law makers. Frm wot dey demonstrated yesterday, i dont think dey ar. Dey ar not diff frm thugs. As a reasonable human, when u get 2 a place n u ar nt welcomed, i think d best approach is 2 complain 2 appropriate authority n nt taking laws in2 ur hands. Dey ar laws governing dis country n dey sul b followed. Pls d freedom of democracy must nt b abuse. God bless Nigeria.

  2. usman Abdullahi

    November 21, 2014 at 7:31 am

    You bloody RETARD claiming to be a senior advocate how can you be making such illiterate and mischievious statements in a time Nigerians needs people of intellect to come and rescue the country from the hands of these bunch of DAFTS occupying leadership positions who are willing to sink the country into the abbys for their selfish purposes,instead of you to challenge those damning the constitution and the courts you are here opening your gutters singing tribal bigotry,it is sad so sad to see your kind in the bench.

  3. the truth

    November 21, 2014 at 7:45 am

    MR SAN,HOW MUCH WERE YOU PAID?

  4. Defenders of Truth

    November 21, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Mr Usman ur the bloody retard nt Mike Ozekhome. Who re U to speak on issues of this nature. Who re the politicians trying to rescue the nation. Is it Tambuwal. Need I remind you that he has been a political prostitute jumping from one party to another to satisfy his personal and selfish ambitions. This is not the first time. He was and has been part of the rot in the system and now he has jumped to ur muslim and Northern party he has suddenly become a saint. Can’t yu see and reason that you re d tribal and ethnocentric individual and not d respected Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Only time shall prove me right and Vindicate me that the likes of Tambuwal and co are green snakes under a green grass AND for dose APC politicians dt jumped the fence am so sorry for dem. Imagine a child watching the dad on Agbada scaling the fence all for selfish and personal gains. Shame on ur likes snd dem all. I rest my case

  5. kunle

    November 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Who is this usma

  6. Mariam

    November 21, 2014 at 8:35 am

    it’s so shameful that a senior advocate of Nigeria could say such a thing…

  7. kunle

    November 21, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Usman abdullahi tambuwal is a disgrece to APC, he was sent to distroy APC, he has failled and will forever fail coz he can’t eat his cake and hv it

  8. aminu

    November 21, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Its so unfortunate that we nigerians does not reason properly again, tambuwal should resign right now or face disgrace of his life, he’s nothing to offer us again, he has lost his relevance to nigerians, pls MR TAMBUWAL give way.

  9. Daniel

    November 21, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Contributors should try as much as possible to maintain a decorum on this platform and stop the use of malicious languages against respected Nigerians . My humble submission thank you.

  10. Emmy

    November 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

    @ defenders Of Truth I’ll like 2 read ur take on Mimiko defection 2 PDP before I answer u On this

  11. TiOluwani

    November 21, 2014 at 10:32 am

    PDP is the causal factor; if we are not deperate for power we will do the right things the right way. Nobody will run away from an household where the head is sound. Everyone of them tread the same path. Corruption is on the increase daily; different workers are on strike daily; wantom killing of innocent soul on increase daily; looting of our treasury is on the increase nothing was done about all these. If you don’t have any solution to all the problems facing this country which emanated from bad leadership; bad governance; corrupt leaders; people that desperate for power; pretender & evil promoter which the political party stand for keep your mouth shut.

  12. Sediq muhammed

    November 21, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Did u people no that alhaji waziri aminu tambuwal is the forth born of the nation he have the right to go to the national assembly for the meeting against the extending of state of emergency but as our top pollitician who claim there have power for selfishness of their politican intrest want to cost confussion in the whole nation this is not about religion matter but political matter we the nigeria we need changing as for now because the way things is going on now we the nigeria can not fold our arms and bewashing this going wronge because the is no job created in the country everything not going well we use our hand to fihgt our self bye not voting the right person into office but let GOD have mercy on our leaders

  13. National truth

    November 21, 2014 at 11:37 am

    The great Nationalist Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu saw it coming but you guys couldn’t believe him, now it’s staring you at your face, too late 2 cry or ready to battle the power mongers and born to rule jihadists.

  14. david etukudo

    November 21, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Who are these tribal centiments people?. Let Tanbuwal who is a selfish & parchial individual resign his position. He is only interested on what he will gain politically.

  15. dlaw

    November 25, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Ooops obbyyyy!!!, respect the court order pls not even ur brother Jonathan can remove Tambuwal, coz he’s elected office holder like jonathan & not a selected politicians like ur ministers, it is too shamefull that people like this educated-illitrate called SAN dont understands court injuctions on this case. I hope he obtain his SAN through Jonathan back-doors, watch ur dad. Jonathan will soon be sent packing. I rest my case.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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