Andy Uba: PDP Senators to protest against Public Accounts Committee chairman
Earlier, the PDP caucus had demanded that Uba be removed as chairman of the committee a day after he formally announced his defection.
The Peoples Democratic Party Senators have reportedly concluded plans to stage a protest over the continued chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee by Senator Andy Uba.
According to a report by Punch, the PDP senators' caucus aren't happy with Uba, who defected to the All Progressive Congress on February 21, 2017 after winning the seat under the Peoples Democratic Party in 2015.
It was further reported that the minority lawmakers are planning to take their protests to President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki to demand Uba's sack as the committee chairman.
Earlier, the PDP caucus had demanded that Uba be removed as chairman of the committee a day after he formally announced his defection from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress on the floor of the Senate chamber.
The Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, had said, “That position belongs to the PDP and it was the party that contested the election in Anambra.”
The Public Accounts Committee, which exists in the Senate and House of Representatives, is the only committee in the National Assembly recognised by the Constitution and is traditionally headed by a member of the opposition.
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The duties of the committee include to monitor transparency and accountability in the management and expenditure of public funds by ministries, department and agencies.