Chris Steven, Abuja
The brouhaha that trailed the constitution of committees by the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Tuesday morning degenerated to physical assaults as two members of the House Hon. Herman Hembe and Hon. Aliyu Sani Madaki, on exchanged slaps over the issue of juicy committees.
The two lawmakers who are members of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) slapped themselves in the White House within the National Assembly over what witnesses said was based on leadership of the newly constituted Committees.
The altercation occurred before the day’s sitting began.
It took the intervention of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yusuf Lasun, to separate Hembe (APC-Benue) and Madaki (APC-Kano).
There had been altercations over the allocation of chairmanship of House Committees by the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara.
There were allegations of favouritism in the allocation of the heads