House of Representatives PDP Caucus considers lifting suspension of its members

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The People’s Democratic Party PDP, caucus in the House of Representatives, has called on the party to lift the suspension handed to some members of the party in the House.

The PDP had last week, suspended the minority leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, the deputy minority leader, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, the Minority Whip, Hon. Gideon Gwani, the Deputy Minority Whip, Hon. Adeogun Adekoya and others, over minority leadership crisis in the House.

Briefing newsmen in National Assembly, the PDP caucus, joined by the caucuses of other minority parties in the House, said the suspended party members had not committed any offence, as they were only nominated by the majority of the minority members of the opposition in the House.

The Caucus reiterated that the emergence of minority leadership of the House was in tandem with the House Rules, particularly Order 7, rule 8, which states that ‘members of the minority parties in the House shall nominate from among them, the Minority Leader, Minority Whip, Deputy Minority Leader and Deputy Minority Whip’.

Hon. Legor Idagbo (Cross River), who spoke on behalf of the caucus, appealed to the chairman and National Working Committee of the PDP to rescind the suspension of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and five other Honorable members, suspended by the party.