Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives caucus walked out the Green Chambers on Friday following the passage of the Electoral Bill as amended by the House.
The walkout was led by the Minority Leader, Hon Ndudim Elumelu. The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), reports that Elumelu, and his group, while addressing newsmen shortly after their walkout from the Green Chambers, said that PDP, as a party, was opposed to the passage of the Bill without the insertion of the necessary clauses, adding that the Bill should have included Transmission of Electronic Voting.
Some of the lawmakers that spoke accused the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APC) of planning to massively rigged the 2023 general elections by refusing to insert the Transmission of Electronic Voting in the Bill.
Earlier, the Representatives who have again picked up from where they stopped on Thursday, disagreement over the refusal of the presiding chairman, Ahmed Idris Wase to recognise a motion for division.
This, however, caused another round of chaos.
Wase had resumed consideration of the report after the House had listened to the NCC team, when the Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu raised a point of Order reminding him that there was a pending point of Order calling for the division of the House in consideration of the remaining clauses.
Wase’s denial of such a point of Order consequently led to another round of commotion with members attacking one another for supporting either sides.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.