Reps Speakership: As Clock Ticks Towards Bago


Issues have been fast developing in the tussle over the leadership of the next national assembly, in this report, GABRIEL ATUMEYI looks at the latest twist

Barely four weeks to the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly, there seems to be no clear indication of the eventual composition of its key leadership positions.

Despite the endorsement of Sen Ahmed Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila by the hierarchy of the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) and the successive meetings intended to hammer out a consensus on their choice, the drums of dissension have shown no sign of abating as returning ranking lawmaker keep rallying their peers to support their candidacy in a somewhat free for all contest.

In the Senate, the likes of former governor of Gombe State, Sen Danjuma Goje and Sen Ali Ndume have increased the tempo of their campaign to mount the helm of the red chamber. Also the deputy senate president position reportedly zoned to the South-south, seems threatened by…

Source: Leadership Newspaper