Femi Gbajabiamila emerges Speaker House of Reps

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila
Femi Gbajabiamila
Femi Gbajabiamila

The House of Representatives, Tuesday, elected Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of the 9th lower chamber.

Gbajabiamila polled 283 votes to defeat his challenger, Mohammed Bago who garnered 76 votes out of the total votes cast.

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By the outcome of the results, it meant that both members of the ruling APC and main opposition PDP voted for Gbajabiamila.

Gbajabiamila, who was born in 1962, is a 4th term member and majority Leader in the 8th House of Representatives.

For the Deputy Speaker position, Rep. Sada Soni (APC-Katsina) nominated Rep. Ahmed Idris (APC-Plateau).

When the Clerk made an announcement for another nomination there was none and Idris was declared the Deputy Speaker. 

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