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Gbajabiamila boasts of having comfortable margin to emerge next Reps Speaker

SPEAKERSHIP: Gbajabiamila gets Umahi boost

Ahead of the House of Representatives election to choose its next Speaker, Majority Leader Gbajabiamila, has expressed optimism of becoming the next leader of the lower chamber of the Nigerian National Assembly.

Gbajabiamila, who has since been adopted by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the next Speaker, said on Tuesday that he now has the needed margin to win and become the next Speaker.

He spoke through chairman of the Gbajabiamila Speakership Campaign Council, Reps Abdulmumin Jibrin.

Jibrin told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, that Gbajabiamila has reached out to the current Speaker, Yakubu Dogara; former Speakers, opposition members and other speakership aspirants.

He then boasted, “For now, we have a comfortable margin.”

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Despite APC’s outright adoption of Gbajabiamila as its candidate for House of Reps Speaker, some members of the party are kicking against the party’s decision and are contesting for the position.

Among those contending for the position include the immediate past Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Reps) Abdulrahman Sumaila (APC, Kano); and the Deputy Majority Leader, Ahmed Wase (APC, Plateau); leader of the North-East caucus in the House, Mohammed Monguno (APC, Borno); the chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazak Namdas (APC, Adamawa).

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