House of Representatives speaker, Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday, July 30, officially announced the end of the National Assembly crisis, which started after the chambers’ leadership election.
According to Vanguard, speaking at the end of the All Progressives Congress caucus meeting, the lawmaker said that now, when the 49-day political conflict was the thing of the past, the 8th Senate was ready to totally focus on work.
“There are no more factions in the House what we have today is a group of lawmakers loyal to the House leadership and our great party.
“It is only in unity that we can positively contribute to the change we all worked for and move Nigeria forward towards our desired dream of a greater nation.”
When asked about why the South-East was not represented in the new leadership, Dogara responded, saying: “We are already working on that to see how the zone will be adequately compensated.”
Reacting to the same question, Femi Gbajabiamila, who recently emerged the majority leader of the House, insisted that: “It is not right to play the ethnicity or regional card for now but they will be adequately compensated.”
It should be recalled that the rift was between Dogara’s faction and Gbajabiamila’s group. Despite the fact that Gbajabiamila was APC preferred and recommended member for the House leadership polls, Dogara was elected the speaker. The conflict had been escalating until Gbajabiamila emerged the House majority leader earlier this week.
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