Reps probe Chinda and other factional PDP caucus leaders

The Federal House of Representatives has begun investigating four of its members who claimed to be leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party caucus.

These leaders are Kingsley Chinda, Toby Okechukwu, Umar Barde and Muraina Ajibola.

Kinsley Chinda and the others had lost the battle for the leadership of the minority caucus of the House leaving them very angry.

Ben Igbakpa, a PDP member,  raised a point of order, to call for a probe. The Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, who presided over the plenary today, Wednesday 6th November referred the matter to the House Committee on the Ethics and Privileges for the investigation.

The combination of the opposing parties in the House had appointed Ndudi Elumelu as the Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu as Deputy Minority Leader, Gideon Gwani as Minority Whip and Adesegun Adekoya as Deputy Minority Whip.

However, Mr Kingsley Chinda had signed at least two statements recently, as the PDP Caucus Leader; Chukwuma Onyema as Deputy Caucus Leader; Umar Barde as Caucus Whip; and Muraina Ajibola as the Deputy Caucus Whip.

However,, due to the change in power, the aggrieved four leaders have not been obeying the laid down rules and as a result, the representative of the federal house has decided to set up a panel for them and probe them on their recent unethical behaviour.

The update on the outcome of the investigation will be communicated soon by the members of the committee when the matter is sorted.

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