- Mohammed Bago, a House of Reps member on the platform of the APC is insisting on contesting for the position of speaker
- The APC has already adopted Femi Gbajabiamila for the position
- Bago expressed optimism that the struggle for demanding the north central be equally recognised as other regions will eventually materialise for the benefit of all
An All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Mohammed Bago, has kicked against the adoption of Femi Gbajabiamila for the position of speaker in the ninth National Assembly by the leadership of the party.
The APC lawmaker consequently insisted that he would not step down for the party's choice.
"I am still very much in the race for the speakership of the ninth National Assembly, I did not step down for anybody," he said.
However, Bago disclosed in series of tweets on Wednesday, April 24, that nothing would stop him in his struggle for demanding that the north central be equally recognised and rewarded as other regions.
He expressed optimism that the struggle for demanding the north central be equally recognised and rewarded as other regions will eventually materialise for the benefit of all and sundry.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Niger state chapter of the APC dealt a blow to the speakership aspiration of Bago after it backed Femi Gbajabiamila for the position.
The APC in Niger state after a meeting held at the government House in Minna decided to back the candidature of Gbajabiamila in line with the position of the national leadership of the party.
The Niger APC’s state chairman, Jibril Imam, who disclosed the outcome of the meeting to journalists said the state chapter and National Assembly members from the state could not go contrary to the stand of the party’s national leadership on who to emerge as leaders of the 9th Assembly.
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