The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has said that the letter sent by the All Progressives Congress, to the leadership of the containing names of those to occupy the principal officers position was against the constitution of Nigeria.
The Speaker made the statement at the weekend when he received a delegation of past members led by Rep. Dauda Bundot and Rep. Jonathan Asake.
The Speaker said: “As leaders, we are bound by the constitution and when we got that directive from the party, we said that we must defend the constitution, we must enforce our rules.
“It would have harmful effects to the constitution of Nigeria for us to adopt the position of the party.
“Assuming we go ahead to announce the party’s position, which recognizes members of the Northeast and Southwest as principal officers which the North Central members have already made a very strong allegation against APC, what happens?
“Assuming a court now rules that, the directive of the party breaches the provisions of the constitution relating to federal character, do we now begin to see somebody vacating his official principal position so that we can accommodate the court’s ruling?”
Source: The Trent