SPEAKERSHIP: Gbajabiamila’s team moves to persuade last contender to step down

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Ahead of the race to the leadership of the ninth House of Representatives, the leader of Gbajabiamila/Wase campaign team, Hon. Abdulmumuni Jibrin, has vowed that the team will prevail on the only remaining contender against Gbajabiamila in the speakership race.

Speaking at an interactive session late Sunday night with lawmakers across party lines towards the speakership bid, Jibrin said all the contenders of the position with his candidate have stepped down except one person who is being persuaded to join the rest before the election day.

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He said “all those contesting against Gbajabiamila have stepped down except one which we are ready to negotiate with and any other person.

“Hon Abdulrazaq Namdas, Ado Doguwa, Segun Odebunmi, Buba Yaku u Aliyu Batera, Nkeiruika Onyejeocha have all stepped down for Gbajabiamila. “The South East caucus led by Hon Pat Asadu has led lawmakers to sign for Gbajabiamila and as you are aware this is unlike 2015 as we have learnt from our previous mistake.

Meanwhile, Gbajabiamila, in his speech at the event said he will ensure digital legislation during his tenure if he eventually wins the race.
“The era where Order Paper is shared to lawmakers is over what I will do is to ensure we go e-parliament.

“This Assembly will not be like any other Assembly and I want to thank the president for endorsing me as we will not disappoint him.”

Meanwhile, one of the contenders that was announced to have stepped down for Gbajabiamila, Hon Nkeiruika Onyejeocha, was visibly missing at the event.

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