Northern Lawmakers Mobilize Against Tinubu; reject Gbajabiamila as Leader of the House



As the tussle for leadership positions in the National assembly continues, Northern lawmakers in Nigeria's house of representatives have reportedly mobilized against Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila who is said to be Bola Tinubu's choice for majority leader.

PUNCH reports that Northern lawmakers in the house want the position to go the North West. One of the Northern lawmakers who spoke to newsmen said, ''Regarding the issue of the House Leader, there is a big problem. It is not that Gbajabiamila is not qualified; he is eminently qualified, just like his qualities were recognised during the contest for the position of the Speaker. He is the most qualified.

''But, you see, a South-West person (Mr. Yussuf Lasun) has already been elected as the Deputy Speaker. We cannot afford to allow the same zone take the House Leader again. That will be too much legislative powers in one area”, a senior member from the North''.
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