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9th Assembly: Dyegh Ignores Party Supremacy, Declares For Speakership Against Gbajabiamila

Osagbemi Anthony

Barely 24 hours after the All Progressives Congress (APC) adopted Femi Gbajabiamila, as its candidate for the position of the Speaker of the 9th Assembly, John Dyegh, APC member, representing Gboko/Tarka Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has formally declared his interest to contest for the position of the Speaker of 9th Assembly.

While making his declaration on Wednesday in Abuja, Dyegh acknowledged his loyalty to the APC but stressed that the North Central zone, where he comes from was neither convinced nor given reasons as to why the position should be ceded to the South West that already has the viceV President.

He said: “I hereby declare my intention to vie for the position of the 9th House of Representatives. The decision is based on my unyielding faith in a united and prosperous Nigeria.

“My party, the APC, zoned the position to the South West. My loyalty to the APC is 100 percent; however, the North Central Zone has not been convinced nor given reasons why the position should be zoned to the South West that already occupies the position of Vice President,” the lawmaker said.

Recall that the APC had adopted Gbajabiamila for speakership position in 2015, but Yakubu Dogara became victorious over the party’s candidate.

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