Speakership: 100 Rep Members-elect Attend Wase’s Declaration
By Oyewale Oyelola
About 100 House of Representatives Members-elect on Friday attended the official declaration of Hon Ahmed Idris Ease for 10th Assembly Speaker.
Hon Wase, the member representing Wase Federal Constituency and current deputy Speaker at the event in Abuja reeled out his experience to lead the House of Representatives if elected.
“Respected colleagues, I appreciate every one of you present and by the grace of God, if you give me your mandate, we shall do you proud. We shall create a vibrant legislature that will stand the test of time among nations of nations,” he told the gathering.
He said on several occasions, he had “sacrificed” for the National Assembly and the country by dropping his leadership ambitions.
The ceremony which was attended by his supporters and some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the lawmaker urged Nigerians to unite and work together for the betterment of the country.
His declaration is coming days after the APC zoned the National Assembly leadership posts, picking Godswill Akpabio and Tajudeen Abbas as Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker respectively.
While the development has not gone down well with some members of the APC and lawmakers, Mr. Wase is also re-echoing their thoughts.