APC Adopts Gbajabiamila As Reps Speaker

Information Just reaching iDONSABI indicates that Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has been endorsed by the All Progressives Congress as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Gbajabiamila was endorsed by the party after an intensive deliberation with the APC’s House of Representatives member-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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The party on its Twitter handle also revealed that the Deputy Speaker’s position has been zoned to the North Central.

“Breaking: APC has adopted its candidate for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly. This position was reached after an intensive deliberation with the APC’s at a dinner with

“The Deputy Speaker position has been zoned to the North Central,” APC’s tweet reads.

Also in attendance at the dinner was the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and some other chieftains of the party.

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Speaking at the event, Oshiomhole told the members the ruling party was determined to ensure that it does not repeat what he described as mistakes made in the 8th Assembly, under a “hostile leadership”, asking the ninth Assembly not to entrust the leadership of critical committees to the opposition and suggested instead that new members-elect can be chairmen of such committees.

He also advised them to adopt “a winner takes all position”, and not to share what belongs to the party with anyone, especially the opposition.

Speaking, the Director-General of Gbajabiamila Campaign Organisation, Abdulmumuni Jibrin, said there was an official presentation of the candidate for the position of the speaker to the President, but could not say if President Buhari endorsed him or not.

Jibrin pointed that the President expects that the party will effectively take charge of the situation and do what is right for the country, the APC, and the National Assembly.

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