The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives on Tuesday said it was ready to get to work, and would resist another postponement in the resumption date of the House, because the APC could not put its House in order.
Speaking for the caucus in Abuja, former House Deputy Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor, said the PDP members were ready to work and could not afford to continue to wait for their APC colleagues because of their internal crisis.
The caucus noted that the 360-member House had hardly settled down for any serious legislative business since the House was inaugurated on June 6, owing to the raging leadership tussle in the caucus of the majority APC.
The lawmakers had embarked on a four-week forced break after a free-for-all on the floor of the House on June 25 over the leadership tussle in the lower federal legislative chamber.
The members were scheduled to resume on Tuesday (yesterday), but the date had been shifted by another one week caused by the unresolved crisis.
Ogor, who is poised to become the Minority Leader of the 8th Assembly, stated that his caucus examined the implications of frequent postponement of sittings and resolved that the next resumption date (July 28) must remain unchanged.
“We are ready to work; we were elected to come and legislate for our people and there are lots of issues that have started having some level of negative impact, even in the society.
“We take it as a matter of fact that the APC as a party should please urgently put their house in order so that they can come to the floor and carry on with their legislative business.”
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