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Jail Us On Behalf Of Nigerians – PDP Lawmakers Tell Malami


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has vowed to continue to tweet despite the directive by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami.

Speaking on behalf of the caucus, Kinsley Chinda challenged the government to arrest them on behalf of Nigerians.

This was sequel to the members staging a walkout from the chambers while plenary was still ongoing.

The reason for the walkout stemmed from the rejection of the point of order raised by Chinda who had asked speaker Femi Gbajabiamila for an additional prayer to the setting up of the Committee to probe the suspension of Twitter by the federal government.

But the speaker rejected the point of order, stating that a decision had already been taken on the matter and a Committee was mandated to probe the circumstances of the ban.

He, therefore, asked Chinda to resume his seat.

But Chinda who was still upstanding continued with his motion.

Swiftly, the Leader of the House, Ado Doguwa lent his voice, asking Chinda to comply with the speaker’s directive.

Similarly, the Chief Whip of the House, Mohammed Mongunu asked Chinda to also sit down and allow the matter as the Speaker had ruled.

Seeing that the House was getting heated up, the Speaker quickly moved on with the proceedings, calling for the attention of the House, ignoring Chinda.

At his juncture, Chinda and his colleagues gathered their belongings and exited the chamber.

Just then, shouts of “you can leave, you can go” emerged from some members who asked them to leave.


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