The House of Representatives went into another rowdy session today Friday as it resumed consideration of the Electoral Act Bill.
Shortly after officials of the NCC left the chamber, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila announced resumption of consideration of the report after digesting the comments of the NCC officials beginning from Clause 52.
However, Deputy Speaker Idris Wase, who presided over consideration of reports, skipped clause 52, forcing Deputy Minority Leader, Hon Toby Okechukwu to call for a point of order.
He drew the attention of the House to the fact that the issue in contention before consideration was suspended was the amendment to clause 52 and not the entire clause.
He said recommendation of the Electoral Committee on Electoral Act Bill, which leaves the mode of transmission at the discretion of INEC was not voted on neither was a decision taken on the motion by Hon Kingsley Chinda.
But when Wase said there was no motion to that effect, the House became rowdy and some members were seen charging at one another, spoiling for a fight.
The consideration was stepped down on Thursday by the House following a rowdy session.
However as soon as members of the Minority caucus walked out of the Chamber, there were shouts of PIB, PIB, PIB by members.
The report was subsection submitted by Chief Whip, Hon Tahir Mongunu.
According to him: “I need to explain the rationale behind the laying of this report. Yesterday, I stepped down the laying of this report so that we get to the Senate and see how it o resolve the issue.
“It is left for us to deliberate on the report, accept it or reject it. This PIB will not go the same way of others. It is unfortunate that our Colleagues are not here. If there is any amendment to be done, that will be done in the future”.
Deputy Minority Whip, Hon Nkiruka made frantic but efforts to make the House suspend consideration of the report to no avail.