House Speaker: How Bago’s Deft Moves May Diminish Gbajabiamilia

Umaru Mohammed Bago

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The fate of Femi Gbajabiamilia, APC’s official candidate for the position of ninth House of Representatives Speaker hangs in the balance. Except miracle happens, Umaru Muhammad Bago, a ranking  House of Representatives Member representing Chachanga (Niger state) Federal Constituency is inches away from emerging Speaker of the incoming ninth House of Representatives. Dramatic trade offs that will see Bago’s ambition effortlessly sail through are also in the offing. All House members- returning and new- and a section of the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC,…

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Speaker: Tambuwal, Others Move Against Gbajabiamila

The re-election of Aminu Bello Tambuwal is causing disquiet in in the camp of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over who becomes the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Nigeria National Assembly. Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House is still believed to be very influential among many lawmakers, particularly, returnee members of the 365 members of the Assembly. Therefore, his election for a fresh four-year -term in office also came amidst struggle among lawmakers for the successor of current Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. No fewer than 17 lawmakers,…

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