Five more lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress in the House of Representatives are said to have rejected the chairman and deputy chairman positions offered them by the Speaker of the House.
This will bring to seven the number of members who have rejected the positions given to them, as two members had rejected their positions last week.
Speaking in the party’s secretariat in Abuja on Monday, some of the members of the loyalist group accused Speaker Yakubu Dogara of working against the interest of the ruling party.
The members are demanding that the Speaker should reverse the current order and reconstitute the committees in favour of the All Progressives Congress.
This is coming on the same day that the Speaker inaugurated the the House’s 96 standing Committees in a special session.