PDP calls out Femi Gbajabiamila over ‘threats’ to Hon Chinda—
The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned what it called “the outburst” of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, against its member representing Obio/Akpor federal constituency, Kingsley Chinda.
PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Friday also said that Chinda was the bona fide Minority Leader of the House.
See the full statement below…
Nigerians watched with utter shock and dismay as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, in open chamber, jettisoned all parliamentary procedure to make hate statement, inciting comment and direct threats to the bona fide Leader of the Minority in the House, Hon Kingsley Chinda, for no justifiable reason.
Hon. Gbajabiamila, in open chamber, exhibited personal hostility, with threats that Hon. Chinda will ‘regret’ taking his rightful seat as the bona fide Leader of the Minority in the House.
This vicious outburst by Hon. Gbajabiamila is a direct threat and affront to our democratic order, the rights of the minority members in the House of Representatives, the people of
Obio/Akpo Federal Constituency and sensibility of millions of members of the PDP who nominated Hon. Chinda as Minority Leader.
The PDP, in the strongest terms, condemns this outburst and demands that the Speaker retracts his inciting threats against Hon. Chinda within the next 24 hours.
The PDP also invites the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to summon Hon. Gbajabiamila to explain the intents of his threats.
Our party further invites Nigerians to hold Hon. femi Gbajabiamila directly responsible should any harm suddenly comes to Hon. Chinda, any member of his family or any member of the PDP in the House of Representatives.
It is indeed unfortunate and completely condemnable that Hon. Gbajabiamila is turning the chamber of the House of Representatives into a theater of avoidable conflicts just because of his vested interest in the affairs of the opposition.
The PDP remains committed to rules and the sanctity of the Parliament. As such, our party will not allow anybody, let alone, the Speaker of the House of Representatives to undermine our right and deny Nigerians a voice in the House of Representatives