#TwitterBan: PDP Lawmakers Stage Walkout At The House Of Reps After Gbajabiamila’s Overruled Their Debate Call

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Members of the National opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party in the House Of Representatives earlier today staged a walkout at the house after making calls which wasn’t granted by the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, on their prayer on the Federal Government’s Twitter Ban.

The Speaker of the House Femi Gbajabiamila had earlier during plenary asked relevant committees of the House to investigate the legality of the ban within 10-days. But this resolution didn’t sit well with the Leader of the PDP caucus, Kingsley Chinda who much later after the resolution by the Speaker had been passed. Kingsley Chinda raised a point of order to make an additional prayer that the House of Rep demands of the Federal Government to lift the ban on Twitter pending when the House is done carrying out the probe.
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The PDP caucus Leader Kingsley Chinda noted that the implication is that the ban would remain for 10 days, which means the rights of Nigerians would be kept in abeyance during the period.
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Gbajabiamila, however, cited part of the Standing Orders of the House stating that a matter that had been concluded by the parliament cannot be revisited for a debate.

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The Speaker, therefore, ruled Chinda out of order, a decision that did not go down well the members of the opposition.

Insisting on speaking and several leaders of the House shutting him down, Chinda led other PDP members out of the chamber.

They later addressed journalists to say the action was in defense of Nigerians.

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