Must Read: Top Reasons Why Femi Gbajabiamila May Be The Next Speaker

The 9th National Assembly to be introduced in June will accompany a great deal of shocks, interests and strategic maneuver. The two noticeable pioneers of the lawmaking body are in all likelihood not coming back to their positions. This leaves space for theory over who directs the two chambers.

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Although, Senate President Bukola Saraki lost his re-appointment offer, while Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the House of Representatives, presently falls inside the minority, hosting surrendered to the Peoples Democratic Gathering (PDP).

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The ebb and flow organization of the lower chamber demonstrates that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has 211 seats, while the PDP trails with 111 seats. The race for the speakership has started, without a doubt and everyone’s eyes are on Femi Gbajabiamila, dominant part pioneer of the house.

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In 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national head of the gathering, supported the official speaking to Surulere 1 government voting demographic of Lagos State, for the position. Be that as it may, Dogara secured only eight votes in front of him to develop speaker.

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With his re-appointment on February 23, the 56-year-old official may develop as the following helmsman, considering his pedigree and experience.

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  • Gbajabiamila was elected into office in 2003 – making him a four-time returnee to the green chamber. He was the delegate minority pioneer in the sixth get together and developed as the minority head with the seventh gathering.

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  • Aside his expert articulation and strategic way to deal with issues in the house, Gbajabiamila keeps up a lucky reputation. Having supported a heap of bills in the national get together, he is viewed as one of the splendid personalities to have graced the chamber. He started a movement in the house for the summon of the regulation of need while previous President Musa Yar’adua was basically sick and missing from the nation. This prompted the development of Goodluck Jonathan as acting president.

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  • The Lagos lawmaker played a pivotal role in protecting the interest of the APC, positioning it as a strong force, especially in the eighth assembly where the party suffered internal crisis that led to gales of defection.

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  • While 37 members of the caucus dumped the party during plenary on July 2018, Gbajabiamila led the remaining members to reject the defection, while he hinted at taking “necessary steps” over the move which he described as illegal.

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  • One thing that might work for Gbajabiamila is the undeniable fact that he is a loyalist of Tinubu, the Lagos-based political kingmaker. In his bid to clinch the speakership seat in 2015, Tinubu pushed for his endorsement in the party.

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  • In fact, he won the mock election conducted by the party for the seat and was widely accepted before he was narrowly trounced on the floor of the house.

 

Source: pmexpressng