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Speakership Battle: Four Back Out For Femi Gbajabiamila

The major challenge to the position of Speakership of the ninth House of Rep is said to become easier since majority are on the side of Femi Gbajabiamila, Akahi News reports

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Four of his co-competitors for the position have hauled out of the race for him ,The Nation assembled yesterday.


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However, two others are still in the challenge with him.

The fight for the Senate Presidency remains a three-route issue for Dr. Ahmad Lawan, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Alhaji Danjuma Goje and a previous Senate Leader, Alhaji Ali Ndume.

Sources said Idris Ahmed Wase (Plateau), Abdulrazak Namdas (Adamawa), Aliyu Betara Mukhtar (Borno), and Yusuf Yakubu Buba (Borno) have remained down their desire for Gbajabiamila who is supported by the APC pecking order for the activity.

Umar Mohammed Bago (Niger) and John Dyegh (Benue) are yet to pull back from the race.

In spite of the fact that Wase has been received for the workplace of Deputy Speaker, he faces a crisp obstacle from the camp of active Speaker Yakubu Dogara which is requesting the opening for a Christian hopeful.

In any case, a few individuals choose are demanding that religion ought not be a factor for Wase in light of the fact that, as indicated by them, there had been a Christian-Christian order in the House before.

They said legitimacy and limit, instead of religion, ought to be the superseding factor.

Examination by our reporter uncovered that the withdrawal of the four positioning Reps for Gbajabiamila is an aftermath of continuous exchange between the Gbajabiamila camp and basic partners in the chambers.

A source considered it a noteworthy leap forward in the journey to introduce Gbajabiamila as the following Speaker.

The four have additionally consented to unite to work for Gbajabiamila whose party (APC) has more than 226 of the 360 individuals choose.

Gbajabiamila, who additionally has relates in PDP, needs around 181 votes (if there is a full place of chosen individuals) to rise as Speaker.

A well-put source stated: “Up until now, the battle for the workplace of the Speaker is taking a decent shape for Gbajabiamila with the withdrawal of these four heavyweights from the race.

“We are anyway not underestimating things. There is a little alleviation in the APC camp on the grounds that the PDP shows up not sharp anything else for the workplace of Speaker on account of the extraordinary campaigning from Gbajabiamila’s companions, partners and strategists.

“Around three weeks to the decision of foremost officers, most PDP administrators choose are as yet anticipating order on who to vote in favor of. Rather than missing out, some of them have chosen to line up with Gbajabiamila to be in great stead for the House governmental issues.

“In any case, the battle group of Gbajabiamila has supported its effort by giving more consideration to his sterling authoritative characteristics than suppositions around his proposal for the workplace by the gathering.


“We have invested quality energy to clear up the adoptive parent claim being coursed to demonstrate that Gbajabiamila is a cosmopolitan hopeful.”

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