New rules at House of Reps ‘ll bring san­ity - Kwara Speaker

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

The Speaker, Kwara State House of As­sem­bly, Dr. Ali Ah­mad has de­scribed the in­tro­duc­tion of new rules in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Stand­ing Or­ders which hence­forth ban maces­natch­ing by mem­bers as a good move that would bring san­ity to the House.

Ah­mad stressed that any­thing that chal­lenges the sym­bol of author­ity of the House or the pow­ers of the Speaker to con­trol the House must al­ways be met with max­i­mum dis­ci­plinary mea­sure to serve as de­ter­rent to oth­ers.

In a state­ment is­sued by his Spe­cial As­sis­tant on Me­dia, Shuaib Ab­dulka­dir, the Speaker, rep­re­sent­ing Ilorin East/ South Fed­eral Con­stituency noted that he was happy with the de­vel­op­ment.

“It is a good move and it is some­thing that must be sup­ported. Snatch­ing the mace or break­ing it is un­par­lia­men­tar­ily and any­thing that chal­lenges the sym­bol of author­ity of the House must be met with max­i­mum dis­ci­plinary mea­sure. It is some­thing other houses of as­sem­bly should em­u­late.

“Sit­u­a­tions where if there is any lit­tle dis­agree­ment or com­mo­tion peo­ple rush to snatch the mace or de­stroy it, I am sure this step will put stop to such act per­ma­nently. You can dis­agree on is­sues but the author­ity of the House or that of the Speaker to con­trol the House must not be im­peded, “he said.

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