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9th Assembly most united house ―Reps spokesperson

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Spokesman for the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia), has addressed reports of a rift among members of the lower chamber of the National Assembly.

In a statement on Sunday in Abuja, Kalu urged the public to ignore reports in the media suggesting there is division in the house.

He maintained that the house led by Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila was not divided, either among the principal officers or the membership and the leadership.

“It is important to note that comparatively, since the Fifth Republic, the 9th Assembly remains the most united house.

“Members are motivated by the leadership culture and style of the speaker which have been selfless.

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“It is focused on true nation-building which has been bought by the membership who have all keyed into the legislative agenda set as the road map towards the achievement of this mission,” he said

He said one or two dissenting voices as expected may not completely be on board the mission train.

The lawmaker said that such negligible opinion would not represent the majority interest of the 9th House of Representatives

Kalu urged the public to focus on the 15 agenda of the 9th Assembly and what it represents for the people of Nigeria.

The spokesmen said “the media is a recognised and an important partner in the nation-building task”.

The parliamentarian urged the media to be mindful of encouraging peddling of baseless rumours, propaganda and other forms of information disorder.

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