Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to resign or be prepared to be impeached.

Spokesman for the party, Yekini Nabena, and the National Vice Chairman (South-South), Hilliard Eta, on Friday said Dogara was obviously aware of the implications of his ‘defection.’

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Nabena said, “It should be obvious to Dogara that his various anti-party activities have reached a final destination with his reported decision to leave the APC.

“He became Speaker because he was a member of our party -even though he has not formally told us of his defection, now that he is reported to have left, the right thing for him to do is to vacate the seat,” he told Punch.

Reacting to the event, Eta said the framers of the Nigerian constitution did not intend for a member of a minority party to superintend over the affairs of legislators of a party that has a clear majority.

He explained that it was against the law of natural justice for the minority, in this case, to preside over the affairs of the majority.

“We are going to impeach them and they will have their day in court.  It is a directive of the party to members of our party in the National Assembly to impeach them and then they will have their day in court,” he said.