9th Assembly Speakership: Why Northern Govs are showing interest in who emerges


•Contest narrowed down to Gbaja and Bago 
•Why we are yet to come out with zoning formula — APC

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

Though an express pronouncement on the zoning arrangement by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is still underway, one thing is, however, sure: There will be a contest for speakership and deputy speakership of the House of Representatives.

National Assembly
National Assembly

Aspirants for the positions have put a good showing and Sunday Vanguard can authoritatively report that there will be no backing out especially between two major contenders for speaker, zoning or no zoning.

The contest is due on the floor of the House in June when the 9th National Assembly will be proclaimed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The battle is being narrowed down between Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila from Lagos State and Hon. Mohammed Bago from Niger State.

In their own rights, they are very competent with requisite legislative skills to lead the 9th House.

Though APC has promised to zone the…

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