NASS Crisis: Dogara’s Group Concedes House Leader To Gbajabiamila Group, But…
Members of the House of Representatives loyal to Speaker Yakubu Dogara have agreed to concede the position of House Leader to the group loyal to Femi Gbajabiamila, as part of efforts to restore peace to the House.
However, the group said whoever will emerge from the Gbajabiamila camp should be from any zone other than the North East and South West Zones that had already produced the Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively.
Although, the Gbajabiamila’s camp is yet to respond to this condition as at the time of this report, sources said the two camps reached an agreement at a meeting, which held Tuesday evening between Mr. Dogara and some members of the House, with the immediate past Speaker and current governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal in Abuja.
Recall that Tambuwal was last week mandated to head a committee to mediate and find a solution to the crisis in the House, after APC governor accepted to take responsibility for resolving the crisis.
“There was a consensus that in order to achieve peace and accommodation in the House, that the position of the House Leader be conceded to the Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila Group to nominate a candidate,” a member of the House said.
He added however, that “considering the constitutional requirement of equitable representation and federal character, such candidate should be from any zone other than the North East and South West Zones that had already produced the Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively”.