House of Reps: APC officially adopt Gbajabiamila as speaker, zones deputy speaker to North-Central

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The All Progresives Congress (APC) has officially adopted the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as its choice for the position of the next Speaker.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, disclosed this in a brief statement on Tuesday.

Issa-Onilu also said said the party had zoned the position of Deputy Speaker to the North-Central.

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He said, “The APC has adopted Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as its candidate for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly.

“This position was reached after an intensive deliberation with the APC’s House of Representatives members-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Banquet Hall of Aso Villa.

“The Deputy Speaker position has been zoned to the North-Central.”

Gbajabiamila, who was also the party’s choice in 2015, is from Lagos State in the South-West.

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