Reps Fracas: Tambuwal Owes A Moral Obligation To Resign – Ozekhome

Aminu Tambuwal
Aminu Tambuwal

Constitutional lawyer, Mike Ozekhome has called on Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, to resign for peace to reign in the legislature.

Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said this on Thursday, while commenting on the fracas at the national assembly, which led to the shut down of the complex by Senate President David Mark.

The House of Representatives had on Thursday reconvened after sitting was adjourned until December 3 by Tambuwal last month. However, the need to discuss President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for the extension of the State of Emergency in the three North-East states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe necessitated a reconvening.

According to Ozekhome, the undercurrent of the entire episode was that some lawmakers must have felt that the reconvening of the House would lead to Tambuwal’s impeachment by his opponents, as his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) put his seat at risk. The Peoples Democratic Party holds the majority seat in the House, and constitutionally, the speaker should come from the PDP.

“My advice is that Tambuwal should honourably and voluntarily resign as Speaker of the House of Representatives in order for peace to reign in the National Assembly.

“Having defected from the political party on which platform he got to the National Assembly and became the Speaker, he should stop his present grandstanding because he cannot have his cake and eat it.

“Whether the courts have declared his seat vacant or not, whether he has been impeached or not, and whether it is constitutional for him to do so or not, he owes a moral obligation to resign now.

Ozekhome said that the Senate President did the right thing by suspending plenary till Tuesday next week so that the tension would calm down.

“The Senate President, by virtue of Section 53 (2) of the Nigerian Constitution, is the Chairman of the National Assembly and so is empowered to regulate the legislature which is bicameral.’’

He described as shameful the action of the lawmakers who climbed the fence to get into the premises of the National Assembly complex.


  1. u still call dem law makers. Frm wot dey demonstrated yesterday, i dont think dey ar. Dey ar not diff frm thugs. As a reasonable human, when u get 2 a place n u ar nt welcomed, i think d best approach is 2 complain 2 appropriate authority n nt taking laws in2 ur hands. Dey ar laws governing dis country n dey sul b followed. Pls d freedom of democracy must nt b abuse. God bless Nigeria.

  2. You bloody RETARD claiming to be a senior advocate how can you be making such illiterate and mischievious statements in a time Nigerians needs people of intellect to come and rescue the country from the hands of these bunch of DAFTS occupying leadership positions who are willing to sink the country into the abbys for their selfish purposes,instead of you to challenge those damning the constitution and the courts you are here opening your gutters singing tribal bigotry,it is sad so sad to see your kind in the bench.

  3. Mr Usman ur the bloody retard nt Mike Ozekhome. Who re U to speak on issues of this nature. Who re the politicians trying to rescue the nation. Is it Tambuwal. Need I remind you that he has been a political prostitute jumping from one party to another to satisfy his personal and selfish ambitions. This is not the first time. He was and has been part of the rot in the system and now he has jumped to ur muslim and Northern party he has suddenly become a saint. Can’t yu see and reason that you re d tribal and ethnocentric individual and not d respected Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Only time shall prove me right and Vindicate me that the likes of Tambuwal and co are green snakes under a green grass AND for dose APC politicians dt jumped the fence am so sorry for dem. Imagine a child watching the dad on Agbada scaling the fence all for selfish and personal gains. Shame on ur likes snd dem all. I rest my case

  4. Its so unfortunate that we nigerians does not reason properly again, tambuwal should resign right now or face disgrace of his life, he’s nothing to offer us again, he has lost his relevance to nigerians, pls MR TAMBUWAL give way.

  5. Contributors should try as much as possible to maintain a decorum on this platform and stop the use of malicious languages against respected Nigerians . My humble submission thank you.

  6. PDP is the causal factor; if we are not deperate for power we will do the right things the right way. Nobody will run away from an household where the head is sound. Everyone of them tread the same path. Corruption is on the increase daily; different workers are on strike daily; wantom killing of innocent soul on increase daily; looting of our treasury is on the increase nothing was done about all these. If you don’t have any solution to all the problems facing this country which emanated from bad leadership; bad governance; corrupt leaders; people that desperate for power; pretender & evil promoter which the political party stand for keep your mouth shut.

  7. Did u people no that alhaji waziri aminu tambuwal is the forth born of the nation he have the right to go to the national assembly for the meeting against the extending of state of emergency but as our top pollitician who claim there have power for selfishness of their politican intrest want to cost confussion in the whole nation this is not about religion matter but political matter we the nigeria we need changing as for now because the way things is going on now we the nigeria can not fold our arms and bewashing this going wronge because the is no job created in the country everything not going well we use our hand to fihgt our self bye not voting the right person into office but let GOD have mercy on our leaders

  8. The great Nationalist Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu saw it coming but you guys couldn’t believe him, now it’s staring you at your face, too late 2 cry or ready to battle the power mongers and born to rule jihadists.

  9. Who are these tribal centiments people?. Let Tanbuwal who is a selfish & parchial individual resign his position. He is only interested on what he will gain politically.

  10. Ooops obbyyyy!!!, respect the court order pls not even ur brother Jonathan can remove Tambuwal, coz he’s elected office holder like jonathan & not a selected politicians like ur ministers, it is too shamefull that people like this educated-illitrate called SAN dont understands court injuctions on this case. I hope he obtain his SAN through Jonathan back-doors, watch ur dad. Jonathan will soon be sent packing. I rest my case.


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