- Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha has disclosed why she wants to become speaker of the House of Reps
- The lawmaker said having a speaker of the House of Representatives from the south-east will definitely help in assuaging feelings of exclusion
- Onyejeocha added that maturity and less politicking is needed to move Nigeria out of doldrums
Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the House of Representatives member representing Isiukwuato/ Umunneochi federal constituency of Abia state, has disclosed why she wants to become speaker of the House.
The newly re-elected lawmaker made the disclosure in an interview with The Nation.
Legit.ng notes that she said the feelings of exclusion in the south-east would be assuaged if the zone produced the speaker of the House of Reps.
She said: “Having a speaker of the House of Representatives from the south-east will definitely help to assuage the feelings of exclusion.
“For the 9th Assembly, I believe that my experience would count. It is not a fluke that I am privileged to be the highest ranking APC House of Reps member from the south-east, the homestead of PDP. It gives me a vantage position to play strategic roles in the 9th Assembly.
“I am upbeat that I would enjoy the confidence of my colleagues and our political party when the new leadership would be constituted.”
She added that maturity and less politicking is needed to move Nigeria out of doldrums.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it would ensure that the party’s decisions are respected by members in electing the principal officers of the 9th National Assembly.
The ruling party's stance was made known by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu.
Unlike what happened during its assumption of power in 2015, the APC said it would not allow the minority party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to interfere in choosing those who emerge leaders of both chambers of the National Assembly.
Isa-Onilu said that the party would apply the principle of party supremacy in handling the emergence of new leadership of the incoming National Assembly.
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