The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has announced Ndudi Elumelu as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
Naija News understands that the announcement of Elumelu is against the directive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had sent a letter to the House stating that it had nominated Kingsley Chinda as the Minority Leader.
The party’s decision was contained in a letter dated June 26 and signed by its National Chairman, Uche Secondus, and its Secretary, Umar Tsauri.
The PDP had sent a similar letter to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on the party’s choice of Eyinnaya Abaribe as its Minority Leader.
Gbajabiamila, unlike his Senate counterpart, announced different names for the various minority leadership positions.
Recall that the main opposition party had urged its members to vote against Femi Gbajabiamila during his quest to become Speaker.
It is not clear if the speaker’s action of Wednesday was his way of getting back at the opposition party.
The action of the Speaker led to a scuffle on the floor of the House of Representatives.