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Learn To Lose Gallantly – APC Lawmakers Tell PDP



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Teddy Oscar, Abuja

Excited with their numerical takeover of the House of Representatives, the All Progressive Change (APC) lawmakers have urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to learn how to lose gallantly.

Describing members of PDP as “petulant spoilt brats”, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, opposition leader of the House, reminded the ruling party that one cannot eat one’s cake and still have it.

“The PDP guys sound like petulant spoilt brats. I cannot count the number of members that have crossed to the PDP from other parties in the last two years with the party rejoicing and celebrating the cross over, and yet no one’s seat was declared vacant.

“It is not enough to say as I have heard some PDP people say, that the party wherefrom they came should have complained and not them the PDP that was the beneficiary.

“He, who comes to equity, must come with clean hands, and he, who seeks equity, must do equity. In law you cannot approbate and reprobate at the same time. In other words you cannot eat your cake and have it. They must learn to lose gallantly,” Gbajabiamila said.

On the issue of the court ruling, he described PDP’s interpretation of status quo as one that “is laughable, except its not funny”.

He observed that there is no court ruling in jurisprudential history where a court would stop a citizen from exercising a fundamental human right guaranteed under the constitution.

He reasoned that in this case, it is one’s right to freely associate with any person or group of persons.

“That was not and can never be the ruling of the court no matter how much the PDP wishes it to be. If wishes were horses, beggars will fly. The party needs to stop its wishful thinking and get its act together.

“We are happy to take over the House. The PDP need not be ashamed or get its knickers in a twist. This is the present structure in the United State of America; perhaps the most advanced democracy in the world, where the ruling Democratic party is in the minority in the House, which is controlled by the Republican opposition.

“We welcome the strengthening of the age long democratic principle of checks and balances. The Nigerian people are the ultimate beneficiaries,” Gbajabiamila added.

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