6th September, 2011
A National Assembly member, Hon. Lanre Odubote, has reaffirmed support of members of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, for the leadership of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.
He said it was wrong for anyone or group of individuals to be calling for the removal of the Speaker since he was unanimously elected by the House.
Odubote, who is a member of the ACN, representing Epe Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives was reacting to the renewed call by a People Democratic Party, PDP, caucus at the weekend in Abeokuta, that the Speaker should be removed for occupying the position reserved for the South West region.
The federal lawmaker reminded the PDP leaders led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the Speaker was given the mandate to represent the country and not the PDP.
According to Odubote, the former president should be called to order so as not to cause disaffection and disunity in the House of Representatives with his unconstitutional and illegal agitations for the removal of the Speaker.
Tambuwal was elected Speaker of the Seventh Assembly on 6 June, 2011 after defeating Mulikat Akande by a wide margin at the poll.