PDP, APC Reps Fight Over Use of Army for Elections

Lawmakers from APC and PDP on Wednesday turned the House of Representatives’ chamber into turmoil as they argued over the legality or otherwise of deployment of troops for elections.

The issue polarised the members along party lines. While the APC members were against the deployment, PDP lawmakers were favourably disposed to their deployment during the  general elections.

When the matter came up for discussion on Wednesday, a rowdy scene was created and proceedings stalled for two hours. Deputy Speaker of the House, Emeka Ihedioha, who presided over the sitting had a hectic time controlling lawmakers.

He was forced to adjourn the proceedings to prevent the disagreement snowballing into a fight. The House had on Thursday suspended debate on the issue.

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