Two members of the House of Representatives, Hon. Herman Hembe and Hon. Aliyu Sani Madaki, on Tuesday exchanged slaps over the issue of juicy committees.
The Reps, both of who are members of the All Progressives Congress, slapped themselves in the White House within the National Assembly. 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 headship of the committees.
Hembe emerged as the chairman of the Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, which is considered as a Grade A committee and by extension juicy.