- Honourable Khadija Waziri Bukar Abba has opted out of the race for the position of speakership of the House of Representatives
- The honourable opted out because of the position of the APC which favoured Gbajabiamila
- Bukar Abba, however, said she will be vying for the position of majority leader
Khadija Waziri Bukar Abba, the member representing Damaturu, Tarmuwa, Gujba Gulani federal constituency has disclosed her intention to opt out of the race for the position of speakership of the House of Representatives.
She said this followed the position of the party which favoured Femi Gbajabiamila as the speaker of the ninth Assembly. She made this known while addressing newsmen in her residence in Kaduna, The Nation reports.
“I have what it takes to steer the affairs of the House of Representatives, but been a party loyalist, I have to drop my ambition and obey the party decision," she said.
According to her, the leadership of the party had zoned the Senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives to northeast and southwest; to Lawan and Gbajabiamila respectively.
She said she will now be vying for the position of majority leader of the House Representatives in the ninth Assembly.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that an All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Mohammed Bago, 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.
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