Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara

Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara

House Speaker: North Central Reps Endorse Dogara


Alignment and re-alignment of forces over the struggle for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the next Assembly have begun as the North Central caucus in the House came out openly to support the candidature of Hon. Yakubu Dogara as Speaker of the House.

The caucus, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, said members from the six states of the region and the Federal Capital Territory have resolved to give Dogara “bloc vote” next month when the House is inaugurated. Those who signed the statement yesterday include: Hon. Herman Hembe, Benue; Hon. Zaphaniah Jisalo, FCT; Hon. Umar Bago, Niger; Hon. Samson Okwu, Benue; Hon. Umar Buba Jibril, Kogi; Hon. Zakari Mohammed, Kwara; Hon. Davematics Ombugado, Nasarawa and Hon. Golu Thimothy, Plateau .

The statement which was jointly signed by a group of serving and elected members of the House of Representatives from the six states of the North Central and the FCT officially endorsed the lawmaker whom they believed would be a good Speaker. According to the group, “The North Central zonal caucus of the House of Representatives hereby announces its endorsement of Hon. Yakubu Dogara as Speaker of the House in the next assembly.”

“We have resolved to deliver bloc votes to Dogara during the election and ensure that we further canvass for votes and support for him from other zones.

We are pleased with his aspiration which is motivated by selfless service, the desire to consolidate on the gains of the seventh assembly recorded under the able leadership of Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal from 2011 to date”, the caucus maintained .

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