Etteh: House of Reps boils
By Chiawo Nwankwo and Victor Sam, Abuja
Published: Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007
A row broke out in the House of Representatives on Wenesday as members of the Integrity Group insisted that the Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Etteh, should not preside over the debate on the David Idoko panel report on the contracts scandal in the House.
Anxiety began shortly after the Minority Leader, Alhaji Mohammed Ndume, accused Etteh and some members of the House of violating an understanding that none of them should grant press interviews on the controversial contracts.
Ndume, therefore, demanded to know who would preside over the debate on the report, since the Speaker had betrayed partisan interest on the matter.