- More members-elect of House of Representatives have declared support for Femi Gbajabiamila as speaker of 9th House
- The members, Sha’aban Sharada and Hafiz Ibrahim, also called on members of the lower chamber to vote the lawmaker
- Gbajabiamila, a major contender, will know his fate at the inauguration of 9th NASS scheduled to hold on Tuesday, June 11
Two members-elect of the House of Representatives, Sha’aban Sharada and Hafiz Ibrahim, have called on members to vote massively for Femi Gbajabiamila and Ahmad Wase for speaker and deputy speaker of the 9th House of Representatives.
The members, who represent the Municipal and Tarauni federal constituencies of Kano state, made the call in a joint statement on Sunday, June 9, in Abuja, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the members said that the two candidates were qualified for the positions owing to their track records of knowledge, experience and capacity.
They said that Nigerians would benefit from the leadership of Gbajabiamila and Wase if elected.
The members-elect said they were optimistic that their leadership would foster synergy between the two chambers and harmonious relationship between the Executive and the Legislature.
They said that the Gbajabiamila/Wase ticket would also enable President Muhammadu Buhari to take Nigeria to the next level.
The inauguration of the 9th National Assembly and election of presiding officers is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, June 11.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator Ahmed Lawan's campaign group had said at least 61 senators-elect signed up to vote for him as president of the ninth Senate.
The secretary of the campaign organisation, Barau Jibrin, read the names on the list to journalists at Transcorp Hilton Abuja on Saturday, June 8.
Jibrin said the list comprised of 60 out of the 62 elected All Progressives Congress (APC) senators and one from the Young Peoples Party (YPP).
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