One other member of the Home of Representatives, Abubakar Yalleman, has joined the race for the place of Speaker of the tenth Nationwide Meeting.
Yalleman represents Mallammadori/Kaugama Federal Constituency in Jigawa State and is the Deputy Chairman of the Home of Representatives Committee on Defence.
The MP famous that the Nationwide Meeting management zoning system of the ruling All Progressives Congress, which has retained its majority standing within the Senate and Home, will decide which positions MPs will compete for.
He, nevertheless, known as on the APC to zone the place of the president within the north, saying it will additional improve the equity and steadiness of political workplaces within the nation.
Yalleman famous that though the zoning of political workplaces isn’t clearly said within the 1999 Structure, it’s in keeping with the precept of federal character.
Talking in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, the lawmaker stated partly: “I need to inform you that I’ll contest for the place of Speaker of the tenth Nationwide Meeting if the management of our celebration, the All Progressives Congress, zones to the North West geopolitical zone the place I hail from.”
Yalleman stated he’s optimistic the place will probably be zoned both north-central or northwest.
President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu hails from the South-West, whereas Vice-President-elect Kashim Shettima is from the North-East.
Yalleman, defending the curiosity of the North West, famous that the zone has the best variety of registered voters, in response to the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, including that voters from the realm contributed to Tinubu’s victory within the February 20-25 presidential election.
The lawmaker recalled that out of the seven states within the North West, specifically Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara, Tinubu solely received in Jigawa and Zamfara states, whereas the APC candidate got here second within the different states.
Yalleman emphasised that within the northwest Jigawa didn’t produce the Speaker.
He recalled that since 1999, the Audio system of the Home had been Salisu Buhari and Ghali Na’Abba from Kano; Aminu Masari from Katsina; and Aminu Tambuwal from Sokoto.