Lawmakers of the Abia State House of Assembly has vowed to reject any offer to accept Minority positions at the Abia State House of Assembly.
Recall that the House had adjourned abruptly last Friday following attempt by the Speaker Rt Hon Emmanuel Emeruwa to announce a minority lawmaker as Majority Leader of the House in a PDP dominated Legislature.
Speaking on Tuesday in Umuahia during Family Love Fm audience interactive program(The Platform) the member representing Obingwa East State Constituency Hon Solomon Akpulonu said the Executive Governor of Abia State Dr Alex Otti was duly informed about what he was trying to do but he insisted that a first timer must be installed as Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly
“Governor Alex Otti insisted that he wanted a first time member from LP as Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly despite when we warned him about the implication ”
Hon Solomon Akpulonu said the office of the Majority Leader and other majority positions are reserved for the Political party with the majority in the House.
“There is no law or rule in the House of Assembly that mandates the Speaker to announce principal officers, it was a matter of courtesy, but unfortunately the speaker came and announced a minority as Majority Leader”
“We cannot take the Position of the Minority because we are not Minority, we are the Majority” he said.
He dismissed the claim by the APC lawmaker and two Lawmakers of the YPP over forming alliance with the Labour Party as he said such alliance can only be said to have taken effect if the Lawmakers joins the Labour Party.