The Majority Leader of the House Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has intensified his campaign for the speakership of the ninth National Assembly.
A member of Gbajabiamila’s camp in the House told one of our correspondents that the plot by the opposition to cause conflicts in the APC caucus had been uncovered, leading to a counter-move by the speakership aspirant.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the game plan, disclosed that part of the tactics by the minority group was to sponsor various aspirants in the majority APC caucus to deplete the votes of Gbajabiamila at the speakership election.
No fewer than 170 lawmakers, including four co-aspirants and many PDP and opposition members had attended Gbajabiamila’s official declaration ceremony, where they pledged their support for his emergence as speaker. Read more