Some members of House of Representatives belonging to minority parties have called on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rescind its decision to suspend the House Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu and 7 others for their role in undermining the choice of the party for the principal officers positions.
The members led by Legor Idagbo, representing Bekwara/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency of Cross River State at a press conference yesterday declared their support for Elumelu and other minority principal officers.
He said, “We would like to appeal to our party chairman and the NWC of our great party who we know are seasoned and experienced politicians that understand this dynamics to rescind their earlier decision to suspend our leaders, who through no fault of their own were nominated and elected by majority of the members of the minority parties.
“Were an offense to have been committed in this process, the perpetrators would be all 111 of us not six members as were suspended by our great party.
“We use this opportunity to sue for peace and to state that we are available for further discussions with the NWC of our great party on how to resolve these issues and move our party forward.
“We call on well meaning party leaders, particularly those with legislative experience to intervene on our behalf in order for this matter to be laid to rest son as not to affect the fortune of our party in the future.
“The minority parties hereby pass a vote of confidence on the newly constituted minority leadership.”
The PDP National Working Committee (NWC) last week announced the suspension of Elumelu and 7 others from the party for one month for insubordination.
The party had earlier nominated Kingsley Chinda as Minority Leader; Chukwuka Onyema as Deputy Minority Leader; Yakubu Barde as Minority Whip; and Muraina Ajibola as Deputy Minority Whip.