A former member representing Tudunwada/Doguwa Federal Constituency, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, has revealed how the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, approved three new official vehicles for him despite a court order sacking him from the House.
On November 4, the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna nullified Mr Doguwa’s election and ordered for a fresh poll.
Mr Doguwa, who is the Majority Leader of the House, is the third ranking member of the House after Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
In a recent video obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN, Mr Doguwa told his constituents at his residence that the House and the party leadership had resolved not to replace his position until after a re-run election.
He said in consequence of this resolution, the House still recognises him as the House Leader, such that he retains his official vehicles in addition to new official vehicles sent to him like any other principal officer a couple of weeks ago.
“My detractors are in shock. Those who wished for my setback are angry that I am progressing.
“Three days ago was exactly 16 days after the court judgement. I returned from a journey to meet three new vehicles for Majority Leader in my house.
“Just like any principal officer, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila approved that for me. If you checked my house at Apo, you will see the old official vehicles and the new ones.
“The national leadership of the party and the House, after an executive session, reached resolution that my position be left vacant until my return after election.
“This is the first in the political history of this country. Even at local government level, once a councillor’s election is nullified, the vacant position is filled within 48 hours,” Mr Doguwa said, to the applause of his visitors.