Speakership: APC to Harmonise Ambitions of Contending Lawmakers


By Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja

To prevent a repeat of the 2015 scenario when House of Representatives members worked against the interest of the party, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some elements in the presidency have stepped in to harmonise the ambitions of the contending lawmakers.

Sources close to some of the leading lawmakers in the race for the leadership of the ninth assembly when it is constituted on June 9, 2019 hinted that the party leadership is working to establish a workable agreement between the South-west, which seems favoured to get the zoning and the North-central, where the lawmakers are protesting that the speakership should come to them.

The move, it was gathered was targeted at bringing the most ranking North-central member and Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Ahmed ldris Wase, representing Wase federal constituency of Plateau State and the most ranking South-west member and the House Leader, Hon. Femi…

Source: Thisday Newspaper