9th Assembly: Rep. Okafor writes APC, declares for Speaker position


9th NASS Leadership: Buhari’s organisation faults APC’s zoning

By Taiye Agbaje

Ahead of the plan by the All Progressive Congress (APC) to zone the speaker of House of Representatives’ slot, Rep Chike Okafor (APC-Imo), on Tuesday, formally declared to run for the position.

Okafor made his intention known when members of Good Governance and Transparency Initiative (GGTI) visited him at his National Assembly’s office, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that GGTI, an association of different youth organisations in the country, had, during the visit, endorsed Okafor as its preferred candidate for the speaker’s slot.

The lawmaker, who represents Ehime Mbano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency, disclosed that he had already written to the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on his intention to vie for the position.

”The issue of zoning and election of principal officers of the National Assembly is about the most important talking point for most…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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