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9th National Assembly: Yakubu resigns interest in senate presidency

9th National Assembly: Yakubu resigns interest in senate presidency

One of many contestants for the place of speaker, Home of Representatives, Hon Yusuf Buba Yakub has withdrawn from the competition.

Yakub, who represents Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency of Adamawa State, introduced his withdrawal from the competition at a press briefing in Abuja, yesterday.

He stated his exit from contest was in deference to the stance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the zoning of the positions of Senate President and Speaker of the Home of Representatives.

The APC had zoned the positions of Senate President and Speaker of the Home to the North East and South West respectively.

The ruling {party} has equally endorsed Senate Chief, Ahmed Lawan and Home Chief, Femi Gbajabiamila as its most well-liked selection for Senate Presidency and speakership positions respectively.

“Within the face of a number of political dynamics and realities that form our existence as a nation of numerous areas and other people, I’ve the honour and humility to announce to you all that I’m discontinuing my quest for speaker of the ninth Home of Representatives.

“In reaching the above resolution, as a loyal {party} man, who by the grace of God is a member of the {party}’s Nationwide Government Committee (NEC) too, I’ve sought to completely defer to the place of my {party}, the APC and the place of our nationwide leaders , who of their knowledge have pointed the best way to go on the subject of zoning of varied nationwide management positions within the {party},” he acknowledged

Nonetheless, Yakub has insisted that his withdrawal from the competition was to not pave manner for Gbajabiamila.

He stated because the North East, the place he hails from, has been penciled to supply the Senate President, he felt that there was no want persevering with along with his marketing campaign.

Umar Bago, who has been re-elected for the third time to signify Chanchanga Federal Constituency of Niger State, has additionally declared for the speakership.

He stated the choice to contest is to not spite the ruling {party} however to offer a reputable various to the selection of the {party}.

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Jamilu Abdurrahman

May be he is not qualified for the position