A mild drama occurred on Wednesday at the chamber of the House of Representatives over the dressing of one of the lawmakers.
It was gathered that the lawmaker whose name could not be ascertained walked into plenary towards the end of the day’s proceedings and sat in the part used as an alternative Chamber by the members.
He was dressed wearing a t-shirt and jean trousers but had to be ‘evicted’ from the chamber because his dressing contravenes the expected dress code for legislators during sittings.
Goldennewsng understands the House rules state members are expected to wear a suit and tie or in traditional dress with a cap to match but the particular lawmaker on Wednesday fell short of the requirement.
Raising a point of order, Hon. Billy Osaweru (APC, Edo) drew the attention of the House to the mode of dressing, pointing out that it contravened the dress code for members of the House.
He said: “Mr. Speaker, our rules state the need for proper dressing while coming for plenary. Mr. Speaker, if you look upstairs, there is a member in Chamber wearing a T-Shirt and jean trousers.”
However, just as Osaweru was raising the point of order, the member stood up and walked out of the Chamber with Speaker Tajudeen Abbas saying “Point of order complied with”.