OrderPaperToday-The ongoing crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus of the House of Representatives is turning to a back and forth drama, Mr Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), who is being investigated for impersonation by the House of Representatives, has insisted that he is the PDP caucus leader in the House of Representatives and not the minority leader.
The House had, earlier today, sequel to a motion moved by Mr Ben Igbakpa (PDP, Delta), mandated its Committee on Ethics and privileges to investigate Mr. Chinda, Chukwuma Onyeama, Yakubu Barde and Muraina Ajibola for impersonating its minority leadership.
However, Chinda in a press statement, affirmed his position as the Caucus leader recognised by his party, stating firmly, “I am the PDP Caucus leader in the House with the authority and consent of the party.
“PDP is a registered political party and a creation of Law and not the Rules of the House. PDP has its leaders in units, communities, amongst students, traders, professionals and parliamentarians. These leaders are recognised by the party as such.
“I have the mandate of the PDP to act as its leader in the House. Other minority parties are free to have their caucus leadership. I don’t see how that offends rule or law of the House or the Constitution.”