Speakership race: Arewa Progressive Congress calls for caution


Nigeria’s House of Representatives at plenary

By Rotimi Ijikanmi

The Arewa Progressive Congress has appealed to the members-elect of the ninth Assembly, not to embarrass the country by electing a Speaker “with questionable past, tinted antecedents and barrage of court cases”.

The congress gave the admonition at a media briefing on Saturday in Abuja, ahead of the May 11 inauguration and election of leadership of the ninth National Assembly.

The Chairman of the Congress, Alhaji Ali Abacha, said the incoming lawmakers must look at the antecedents of the contestants to make a choice that would not embarrass the country, and make Nigeria a laughing stock in the comity of nations.

“We are particularly concerned about who will eventually emerge the leader of the Green Chamber.

“As the day of decision inches closer, there is the need for the lawmakers to peruse the credentials of those presently angling for the exalted position.

“A close look at the antecedents of some of…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria