LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader

LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader

After the Senate earlier decided that Senator Bukola Saraki (Kwara) will lead them for the next four years, the House of Reps elects are now deciding who will represent them at the helm.

Voting begins once again with abia state lawmakers leading the way.

 

Honourable Monguno accepts the nomination.

It seems we will be heading into another rounds of elections to decide the deputy position.

However APC lawmakers in compliance with the mother party nominate Mohammed Tahir Monguno for the position of deputy speaker.

Honourable Lasu accepts the nomination.

Mark Miller (Benue) seconds the motion

Honourable Suleiman Yusuf Lasun (Osun) has been nominated for the position of the Deputy Speaker.

 

Leo Ogor, Mulikat Akande (Lady in green) consulting with Dogora. PDP members are feeling good on their double victory over APC choices.

LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader

 

New Speaker Dogara takes the gravel, the green book and takes his seat, he is greeted by cheers by fellow supporters.

Yakubu Dogara is officially Nigeria House of Reps speaker.

LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader
LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader
LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader
LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader

Dogara's swearing in...

LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader
Yakubu Dogara's Swearing in

Dogara is 48 years old and holds degrees in law and is going to be sworn in.

 

Honourable Dogara is officially announced as winner and now makes his way to the floor to be sworn in.

 

The House now gets ready to officially announce the results.

 

Femi Secured 174 votes While Dogara secured 182 votes. The officials now sign the document of witnessing the full election procedure.

LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader
LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader

 

Counting has begun, Femi's votes are being collated.

LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader

The clerk of the chamber asks the visibly happy and now rowdy chamber to keep calm but the lawmakers keep on celebrating even though counting is still ongoing.

04:03 Even though, the votes have not been officially announced the lawmakers erupt in loud cheers as it seems Dogara has secured the majority of the votes.

The lawmakers clap when Dogara or Femi's name are mentioned consecutively in a row.

Here are some more clips of the collating of results and a lawmakers feelings as of the moment.

LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader
LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader
LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader

Earlier today, video surfaced of a clearly angry Bola Ahmed Tinubu after hearing news of Saraki's victory.

Dogara seems to be in early lead so far, if Dogara wins it will be the second time the APC mock polls fails to work after Saraki's earlier victory.

 

LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader
Votes being collated

03:37 Voting has finished and now they will begin the collation of results with intense monitoring by officials.

01:53 No drama so far, the lawmakers have been acting accordingly to the law.

 

LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader
lamakers casting their votes
LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader
LIVE: Dogara Emerges As House Of Reps Leader

01:30 Voting Finally Begins

01:22 The elections are now set to begin with Dogara facing off against Gbajabiamila, the clerk of the chamber lists out the rules for all who are in attendence, every member are going to be given one ballot peper and they will be later be called on to cast their votes, importantly one by one and not in group.

01:17 Femi Gbajabiamila (Surulere, Lagos state) accepts the nomination with loud cheers from the house.

01:16 Edo State Lawmaker Nominates Femi Gbajabiamila as speaker of the house.

Chike Okafor (Imo State) seconds the motion

01:06 Honourable Jibril (Kano) takes the stand and nominates Yakubu Dogara for the position of leder of the house.

01:02 The roll call is now over and with only 358 members in attendence with one Anambra lawmaker absent due to sickness.

01:00 When the names of Dogara and Gbajabiamila were mentioned the house erupted in cheers for both candidates forcing the clerk of the chamber to wait.

Yakubu Dogara and Femi Gbajabiamila are two of the top candidates for the position with Femi Gbajabiamila winning the APC mock elections for the position. Both are from the APC, but the PDP are supporting Dogara

12:38 The clerk of the house, has been summoned to name all the house of reps elected members to check if present or not, starting with Abia state.

12:36 Sanisu Abubakar, the Clerk of the national assembly welcomes all to the proceedings and reads the proclamation of the holding for the first session of the house of assembly under the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari.

12:32 Clerk of the chamber once again urges the lawmakers to take their positions, so that the elections could begin.

12:24 The clerk of the chamber is actively trying to organize the lawmakers, but the green chamber is still rowdy.

12:23 Clerk of the National Assembly moves over to House of Representative Chambers for the lower house leadership election.

The House of representatives is the lower but larger house and is made up of 360 representatives

 

Source: Legit.ng

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