The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced last night that it has set up a “special” committee to screen its serving members of the National Assembly in Abuja Thursday and Friday.
A statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, stressed that the screening is meant for members seeking the party’s return ticket; “owing to the scheduled resumption of the House of Representatives on Thursday.
“All such members of the National Assembly are by this advised to appear before the special screening panel at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja with their relevant documents for the screening on the above-mentioned dates”, the statement added.
Critics last night, said the move was meant to “work on” the legislators on critical issues, in the overall interest of the ruling party.
But the party said it’s to enable the lawmakers participate in the National Assembly sitting, as well as the screening.