The APC acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena and the National Vice Chairman (South South), Hilliard Eta, said the Speaker was obviously aware of the implications of his decision before he took it.
Yakubu Dogara must resign now or be impeached, Nabena said, “It should be obvious to Dogara that his various anti-party activities have reached a final destination with his reported decision to leave the APC.
“He became Speaker because he was a member of our party -even though he has not formally told us of his defection, now that he is reported to have left, the right thing for him to do is to vacate the seat.”
Speaking in a similar vein, Eta said the framers of the Nigerian constitution did not intend for a member of a minority party to superintend over the affairs of legislators of a party that has a clear majority.
He explained that it was against the law of natural justice for the minority in this case to preside over the affairs of the majority.
Eta said, “It is not in the intention of the framers of the Nigerian constitution that a member of a party that does not enjoy the majority in the National Assembly should head any of the arms of the National Assembly.