Bode Ayorinde, a member of the House of Representative introduces himself on the floor of the house as a member of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC).
The group is a breakaway members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which is dominated by lawmakers.
The group has not officially identify with any political party.
Ayorinde stood up to contribute to a debate on the floor of the house and introduced himself as member of the group, his colleagues interrupted him when he said ”I’m a proud member of the R-APC”.
The lawmakers kicked against the mention of the name on the floor, saying it is not officially recognised as an existing political party in Nigeria.
Mohammed Bago, an APC lawmaker from Niger state, told Ayorinde the name is not recognised as a party in the lower legislative chamber, a statement that was supported by his colleagues in the ruling party.
Ayorinde, however, continued with his speech, but only after the intervention of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house.
In a reaction to the group by the APC Publicity Secretary Bolaji Abdullahi said that the “so, called” Reformed-All Progressives Congress was not a faction of the APC as the party remains one. He asked all those who are aggrieved to take advantage of the window of reconciliation to approach the party.