House: Mayhem as 11 Members are Suspended

25/06/2010 15:09
Members of the House of Representatives threw decorum and decency toair force shoes online the wind yesterday as they engaged in fisticuffs to settle differences between opposing camps. The rowdy session arose from the decision of Nike Dunk Shoes onlinethe Speaker Dimeji Bankole to suspend 11 lawmakers that are members of the Progressives including the arrowhead Hon. Dino Melaye (PDP Kogi). The group of legislators had asked for a probe ofVibram Five Fingers online the House leadership over alleged misappropriation of N9 billion capital votes appropriated to the lower chamber in 2008 and 2009. Recently, they gave Bankole a 7-day ultimatum to MBT Shoes onlineresign his position or risk being humiliated out of office. They went ahead to address a press conference last week, armed with documents alleging the Speaker has a case to answer. And they took another step by submitting a petition to air jordan shoes on salethe Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mrs. Farida Waziri, who promised to set up a committee to investigate the matter. But the Speaker descended on them heavily when the legislature resumed yesterday. The leadership said they were suspended "For failing to Air Max shoes on saleadhere to the provisions of the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act; Code of Conduct for honourable members and rules of the House in stating their grievances and for taking their matter to the public domain with a view to maliciously bringing the image of the House into disrepute.?/P> Chairman House Committee on Media andNike Shox Shoes on sale Public Affairs Hon. Eseme Eyiboh who addressed a press conference after the plenary, also hinged the decision to suspend the members, who incidentally are all of the ruling PDP, on the provisions of rules governing the House. The other members suspended are: Ehizogie West-Idahosa (PDP Edo), Independence Ogunewe (PDP Imo), Solomon Ahwinahwi (PDP Delta), Austin Nwachukwu (PDP Imo), Abba Anas Adamu (PDP Jigawa), Gbenga Oduwaiye (PDP Ogun), Kayode Amusa (PDP Ogun), Gbenga Onigbogi (PDP Osun), Bitrus Kaze (PDP Plateau) and Doris Uboh (PDP Delta). It was gathered that they will all remain suspended tillair shox shoes on sale the end of the current legislative session. The suspended members however, did not go downNike Basketball Shoes on sale without a fight. The atmosphere was tense from the beginning and became highly charged as soon as the conventional preliminary proceedings of parliament were completed, giving way to legislative business of the day. Just before the first order of the day could be taken, Bankole recognised Hon. Chile Igbawua (PDP Benue) to take the floor. Igbawua announced that he had a motion bothering on a matter of privilege. As he was laying the foundation forNike Air Force Shoes on sale the motion, Melaye rose from his seat to interrupt the presentation. From then on it became a shouting match between pro and anti-Bankole legislators, as other members of the Progressives also rose to challenge the motion. A group of lawmakers rushed to seize the mace, the symbol of authority of the parliament but the sergeant-at-arms grabbed it and made for the exit door behind the seat of the Speaker. Melaye who had all along been shouting 揘o way, no way, no way,?moved to Igbawua, seized the papers upon which the motion was written and tore it to shreds. The earlier shouts of defiance soon gave way to a ceaseless blast of whistles coming from Melaye and his colleagues. At this point, the proceedings on the motion were brought to a standstill as some pro-Bankole members engaged members of the Progressives nearest to them in a brawl. The first to go down was Hon. Chinyere Igwe who engaged Austin Nwachukwu in a fight and sustained a broken arm in the process. Air Max Wright Air Max 360 Air Tuned Sirocco Air Max 360 II 2 Air Zoom Spiridon