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Reps deny reports of pressure on Speaker over committee positions



Reps deny reports of pressure on Speaker over committee positions

The House of Reps, on Sunday, refuted claims that the leadership is subject to outside pressure or influence when choosing the chairman and vice chairman of its standing committees.

The lawmakers claimed that the reports and rumours are untrue and that the Selection Committee appointed by Reps Speaker Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D. will carry out its work in a fair, just, and competent manner free from outside interference in a statement signed by the deputy chairman of the Special Ad-hoc Committee on Media, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, who represents the Ideato Federal Constituency of Imo State.

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He guaranteed that the 360 members of the 10th House, which is presided over by Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, are interested in choosing the legislators who would lead the various committees.


Ugochinyere said: “I assure you, the reports going around social media that the leadership is under external influence or pressure over appointment of chairmanship, deputy chairmanship of its standing committees are false. It’s not true at all.

“Mr Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen had last month constituted a Selection Committee to recommend members for appointment as members of House Standing Committees. The Selection Committee, which is headed by him, has one member each from the 36 States.

The committee members are competent and they are doing their job with fairness and justice in mind.


“10th House led by Hon. Tajudeen Abbas is carrying the interest of 360 members, in the selection of lawmakers that will head the various committees or be Members.

“So I appeal to the masses to disregard any report of external influence or pressure, and allow the committee members do their job.”




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