Revealed: Some Reps Are Against Tambuwal

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Some members of the House of Representatives yesterday revealed their grievances against the leadership as meetings were held last night to douse tension.

This is in spite of the vote of confidence passed on Speaker Aminu Tambuwal and the leadership during plenary.

Our correspondents learnt that various meetings were held with members of the opposition, including the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Positive Change (CPC) Accord, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Labour Party and the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) on the one hand, and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the other.

A member who declined to be named said: “the meeting is to discuss our grievances and fashion out ways of resolving the matters.

“I will cite instances of our grouses, one of which was the excesses of the Chairmen of Committees that have repeatedly refused to carry other members of their Committee along in our activities.

“We are aggrieved because we see the Speaker as not being decisive enough on that front.

The aggrieved member also said employment opportunities from the MDAs had been cornered by committee chairmen.

“We also have people from our constituencies who need employment,” he said.

Another member, who also spoke anonymously, said that issue of allowances of lawmakers is another problem.

“The issue of allowance is another testy ground for Tambuwal as we are not happy that our allowances have not been raised. and I can tell you that members are not ready to understand this.”


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