Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 11 June 2019 | 1,444 times
The lawmaker representing Surulere 1 Federal Constituency, Lagos, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has been elected the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The former Majority Leader of the House of Representatives won 283 of the votes cast on Tuesday evening.
Gbajabiamila who polled votes to defeat his sole rival is the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, while Umar Bago is a member of the party a d aspirant who represents Chanchagi Federal Constituency of Niger State.
358 members-elect participated in the electoral exercise.
Earlier, the Director-General of the Gbajabiamila Speakership Campaign Council, Mr Abdulmumin Jibrin, had nominated Mr Gbajabiamila for the speakership seat the motion was seconded by Mrs Linda Ikpeazu.
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