NIGER SPEAKER BOWS TO PRESSURE, TO INAUGURATE LONE PDP MEMBER AT NEXT SITTING

The Speaker of the Niger House of Assembly, Alhaji Bawa Wuse, has assured that member elect for Agaie constituency, Abdullahi Yahaya, will be sworn-in at its next sitting.

Wuse gave the assurance at a press conference on Friday following a violent protest that erupted in Agaie Local Government within the week.

Nigerwatch Newspaper reports that the protest was over the refusal of the State Assembly to swear in the Agaie member elect despite a court judgment to that effect.

The Speaker described the crisis as unfortunate, saying people should always ventilate their grievances through the proper channel. “The crisis in Agaie is sad and unfortunate”

I expected them to come to us and get the correct information about the issue. “If you have any grievances, such grievances should be ventilated through a court,” he added He said the House had already resolved to swear in the Agaie member at its next sitting which was yet to take place.

“I have been away from town and my deputy is having health challenges. “But I can assure you that the matter is going to be resolved,” he said According to him, the ongoing renovation of the assembly complex had also slowed the activities of the legislature.

“The renovation of the entire assembly complex is not helping matters and we don’t want to have our plenary elsewhere,” he added

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