Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, staged a walkout over Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila’s refusal to grant their prayer on the Federal Government’s suspension of Twitter.
Earlier, Gbajabiamila had directed relevant committees of the House to investigate the matter within 10 days.
PDP caucus Leader in the House, Kingsley Chinda, later raised a point of order to make an additional prayer that the House asks the Federal Government to lift the ban pending when the House carries out the probe.
Chinda noted that the implication is that the ban would remain for 10 days, which means the rights of Nigerians would be kept in abeyance during the period.
But Gbajabiamila cited part of the Standing Orders of the House stating that a matter that had been concluded by the parliament cannot be revisited for a debate.
The Speaker, therefore, ruled Chinda out of order, but this angered the opposition lawmakers.
Insisting on speaking and several leaders of the House shutting him down, Chinda led other PDP members out of the chamber.
They later addressed journalists to say the action was in defence of Nigerians.