- Dapo Abiodun confirms the endoresement of Femi Gbajabiamila by elected and sitting south west governors in the south west
- Abiodun believes that Gbajabiamila has the required experience and capability to lead the House
- The governor-elect of Ogun says with Gbajabiamila, the House of Representatives would have a smooth relationship with the executive arm
Dapo Abiodun, the governor-elect of Ogun state, has confirmed the endorsement of Femi Gbajabiamila as the speaker of the ninth House of Representatives by him, his colleagues and south west lawmakers.
Abiodun said this after the meeting held by governors and lawmakers from the south west in Abuja late Tuesday, April 30.
“Last night, all the newly-elected and serving governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from south west, along with members of the House of Representatives from the same region had a meeting where we unanimously endorsed the candidature of Hon Femi Gbajabiamila as the next speaker for the 9th Assembly.
“We are convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that Hon Gbajabiamila has garnered the prerequisite experience, leadership skills and wherewithal to successfully lead the ‘green chamber’ and ensure that we have a smooth working relationship with the executive arm of government at the national level,” he said as highlighted by the APC on some of its social media platform on Wednesday, May 1.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the ambition of the majority leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to become the speaker in the ninth National Assembly, got a boost as five governors from the south west geo-political zone advocated support for him.
The report said that the governors on Tuesday night, April 30, met with over 90 percent of all members-elect from the region cutting across all political parties from the region.
The a meeting was held at the Abuja residence of Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi.
Meanwhile, Ahmed Suleiman Wambi, a chieftain of the APC, recently said that President Muhammadu Buhari had settled for Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as Senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively, in the interest of the nation.
The report said that Wambi, the national vice chairman of the party in the north-central, spoke in Abuja where he answered question on National Assembly leadership issue.
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The APC chief claimed that “excellence, loyalty and experiences in the affairs of the legislature by the duo informed President Buhari’s support.”
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