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Gbajabiamila emerge leader of house of representative in a landslide victory

Gbajabiamila emerge leader of house of representative in a landslide victory
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Former chief of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday, polled 281 votes to emerge speaker at an inaugural session presided over by the Clerk of the Nationwide Meeting (CNA), Mohammed Ataba-Omolori.

In what observers have described as a landslide victory, Gbajamibiala’s rival, Umar Bago, solely managed to garner solely 76 votes.

Former Deputy Home Chief, Idris Maje Wase emerged unopposed because the deputy speaker.

The All Progressives Congress ( APC) had endorsed the Gbajabiamila as its most popular candidate for the speakership seat, amidst protests by some lawmakers, who questioned the rationale for zoning the place to the South West, the place Vice President Yemi Osinbajo hails from.

The Peoples Democratic {Party} ( PDP) had on Tuesday morning endorsed Bago, a member of the APC from Niger State, as its candidate for the management of the Inexperienced Chamber, and requested its members to vote him.

Nevertheless, the opposition {party} members didn’t ship the Niger-born lawmaker as directed by their {party} management.

Yesterday’s continuing commenced with the arrival of the CNA at about 2.32 pm.

Shortly after his arrival, the CNA referred to as the Home to order and proceeded to learn the proclamation from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Subsequently, the Clerk of the Home, Patrick Giwa, did a roll name of all of the lawmakers, after which Sani- Omolori referred to as for nomination for the place of speaker.

Following the decision for nomination, former chairman, Home Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin nominated Gbajabiamila for the place of speaker. The nomination was seconded by Lynda Ikpeazu, a Peoples Democratic {Party} (PDP) member from Anambra State.

On the flipside, Yunusa Ahmad, APC member from Gombe State nominated Bago for the speakership seat and was seconded by Mark Gbillah, a PDP lawmaker from Benue State.

Bago acknowledged that his quest to function speaker was motivated by the necessity for truthful play, fairness and justice as enshrined within the 1999 Structure (as amended).

“This aspiration isn’t an ambition for Bago, however an an aspiration of a technology, of a folks, who’ve gone to the desk to make their demand. This aspiration is guided by the constitutional provisions that places of work ought to mirror federal character. As such, honorable colleagues, we’re right here to characterize our folks. Subsequently, fairness, equity and justice is what this aspiration stands for,” he acknowledged.

Gbajabiamila whereas accepting his nomination famous that Jibrin had mentioned all there may be to his aspiration.

The previous Appropriations Committee chairman had described the brand new speaker as a consummate lawmaker, who’s out to contribute meaningfully to the event of the nation.

Nevertheless, shortly after the graduation of voting, an uproar ensued on the ground of the Home, as some lawmakers protested the apply of members exhibiting their votes to one of many speakership candidate. The uproar stalled the voting for some minutes.

Nevertheless, in his intervention, the CNA mentioned though the Nationwide Meeting administration had offered a possibility for lawmakers to solid their votes in secret, no matter members determined to do with their votes was solely their enterprise.

Earlier, the lawmakers had gone into frenzy following the arrival of the 2 contenders, with their supporters chanting their names.

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