- Lasun Yussuff says he is not planning to leave the APC like members of the House of Representatives did recently
- Yussuff, the deputy speaker of the House, is not happy with the way the APC is being run
- He also complains about the recent primary election in Osun state in which he lost
The deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yussuff, has reportedly declared that he would not leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) like many of his colleagues did recently.
Yussuff recently lost a bid to get the ticket of the APC in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun state. He, however, said this does not deter him.
Sahara Reporters states that Yussuff said this on the sideline of a workshop organised by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) resource center for members and staff of House of Representatives committee on financial crimes in Abuja on Tuesday, August 1.
The deputy speaker also condemned the impeachment notice served on Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom by eight members of the Benue state House of Assembly.
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“Those who organised the primary were trying to destroy the party.
“No. I am not going to leave the party, I am a member of the APC. Nobody can drive me out of the APC, instead, I will be the one to drive people out of APC.
“Nobody can drive me of APC. But, those who organised that primary know they are going to destroy that party.
“I did not accept the outcome of the primary election. Why would I accept that kind of primary, where a direct primary was conducted in my state, one week after another form of primary was conducted in another state.
“And I hope the chairman will wake up. That chairman is going to destroy that party. The chairman of that party is going to destroy it.
“Let me be specific, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is going to destroy APC. I have not spoken since that primary, but I am speaking now. Nobody can drive me out of that party. I am a member of APC.
“I am going to stay right inside there, if the party is going to collapse, let it collapse on all of us. If it is going to survive, we are going to survive in it together,” he said.
Concerning the impeachment notice on Ortom, Yussuff said it was not constitutional.
“It is not reasonable. It is not morally right and it can never be supported by anything.
“I still don’t believe people can still go back to that kind of level where out of a 30-members House, eight will seat and serve an impeachment notice on a serving governor. They are not covered by the constitution.
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“I am not supporting the governor now. First and foremost, the constitution must be followed. You have a 30-member House. In the constitution, to serve an impeachment notice on the governor, you first of all start with one third, which is 10.
“Ten must sign, after that, it goes to second reading. The second reading must be supported by two thirds of members. After that, there will be a seven-man committee that would be set up," he said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Senate president Bukola Saraki dumped the pp Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was contained in a statement he released on Tuesday, July 31.
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