Fight breaks out at House of Reps as Baraje, 7 govs meet lawmakers

House of Representatives in session
House of Representatives in session

The meeting by the leadership of the faction with lawmakers triggered a fight by lawmakers 

A meeting between the seven governors of the new Peoples Democratic Party faction, and members of the House of Representatives has ended after fighting broke out.

The governors, alongside the chairman of the faction, Abubakar Baraje, met first with senate president, David Mark.

A follow up meeting at the House of Representatives with Speaker Aminu Tambuwal, and members of the House, degenerated into chaos with supporters of the Bamanga Tukur-led PDP jeering at remarks made by Mr Baraje.

The chaos soon escalated after two members, Dagogo Peterside and Henry Ofongo, from Rivers and Bayelsa states respectively, went up against each other.

Mr. Baraje told Mr. Mark that President Goodluck Jonathan must give up his ambition for a new term.

More details  later ….


Find our earlier post below.

The seven governors of the Abubakar Baraje faction of the Peoples Democratic Party are currently meeting behind closed doors with President of the Senate, David Mark.

There is also a separate meeting between chairman Baraje himself and his supporters at the House of Representatives. Speaker Aminu Tambuwal is expected to lead the leadership of the House to the meeting.

The leadership of the faction and its seven governors last night held a strategy meeting where they reviewed the outcome of Sunday’s meeting between the ‘rebel’ governors and the president.

The meeting, our source said, also considered strategies for strengthening the faction in the light of last week’s pronouncement by Justice Elvis Chukwu of an Abuja High Court regarding the status of the faction.

The faction, we further learnt, also discussed the closure of its national and states secretariats by the police.
Also discussed was last week’s resignation of the National Treasurer of the faction, Tanko Gwamna, who subsequently pledged his allegiance to the BamangaTukur-led faction of the party.

The faction’s topshots, we learnt, also worked out modalities for identifying moles within its rank, our source said.


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  • Abdullahi Daniyan

    Wonders Shall never End! Gej Must leave by 2015!nothing seems 2 b Functioning in nigeria nw, Gej u must pak ur load 2 Bayelsa by 2015 go nd be their President there they Need u!

    • Niger Delta

      Says Who? If may ask. I believed the sentence is coming from a nobody like you.
      What has been functioning before when your northern brothers were the leaders for many years?
      If you don’t have what to say, you keep your mouth shot.

      • Zaki Zaki

        The boko haram man in question Abubakar sadiq does not know who Allah is. Allah is not a problem creator, he does not subscribe to worse things. The level of which you guys pretend with this Allah one day he will show his face and you will have no place to ran to. Good or bad. Ko kaki ko kaso come 2015 Nigeria sai Good luck.
        IN HAUSA : ku yan Uwana na arewa kada ku yarda da wani ya sake rudin ku. Mun dade muna ta mutuwa .

        • KABIR A ISAH

          kai badan arewa bane kuma mulki na Allah ne….
          kai me ka amfana da goodlocked

          • Zaki Zaki

            Allahu Akbar, karya chiwo, gara GEJ da irin Su buhari, abacha. Ni azama chikaken Dan arewa bazan yarda mutanena Su mutu a banza kuma ba. Don shuwagabanin mu machuta ne Allah ya Yafe Su.

  • Abubakar Sadiq Jabbo

    Worse is yet to happen. May Allah save us.

    • Niger Deltal

      The worse will never happen in this nation Nigeria in Jesus Name.
      Abubakar Sadiq, your evil wishes to this country will not prevail again by the power of God Spirit.
      You people has introduce Boko Haram just to distract GEJ form His good work of transformation and now still wishing the nation for the worse to happen.
      God in heaven will reward all of you.

      • Abubakar Sadiq Jabbo

        The worst president ever who hides behind insecurity he has createdto judtify his failure. The drunken bigot mtss.
        I dont have time to join issues with you send your elders, idiot!

  • Donseph

    How can seven governors being sponsored by Atiku continue to be fooling themselve by giving Mr President conditions that are imposible? How? Is it possible that EFCC find anytin wanton abt dis group of renege and stop its investigations bcos dats their condition for peace? Is dis possible? I can’t even imagine Atiku and his cabal trying to blackmail GEJ with 2015 ambitious.This Atiku group are so dumb, they reason with their nose!!!

    • sukanight

      because you president needs them if he dint why is he following and begging them well what should one expect from you

  • Jay

    GEJ cannot even win a local govt election based on his performance without rigging it FULL STOP. The issue is will Lamido/ Ameachi ticket not perform worse that him is the big question?

  • Aminu Kurfi Balele

    That is the beauty of democracy agree and disagremwent.may be you don’t know the history of 7 Govvernors non of them Is Atiku boy and if not because of the contest cf president and for him being VP 2x some of there CV politically pass Atiku. But to my little understanding of politics there is nothing bad for Mr president to listen to them discss and fine tune way out may be your among the people who don’t want peace for PDP and the rest of us who are supporting the party. By and large take each state one by one and analyse it also look at the political actors and the most important aspect the total number of registered voters then after that you can come out with which ever result we can learn something fom you we as a student of political science

  • Omar Yeldu

    Hmmmm. Religious sentiments. Nobody is tlkin abt progress of dis great Nation, all dat matters to us as individuals is; d President most emerge from my Religion. Let us strt tinkin of a way forward. We blinded ourselves from d bitter truth. Its not wia d president came from dat matters its how he can deliver. D funny part of it is, u can never tell if really d person u are supporting is practising ur religion!!! He might have sold his soul to d DEVIL in return for worldly pleasures and POWER, is dat d religion we r ol fighting for? Politics is a GAME of complete Deception. It seems like we r all lost. LONG LIVE NIGERIA and NIGERIANS