Speakership: 230 members-elect reportedly sign up for Gbajabiamila

A report by The Nation indicates that about 230 members-elect of the House of Representatives have signed the endorsement register for House Leader Femi Gbajabiamila as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.

According to the report, among the lawmakers are six top contenders, who have also publicly signed to endorse Gbajabiamila's ambition.
The public endorsement reportedly took place at a luxury hotel in Abuja on Sunday, June 9.
Abdulmumin Jibrin, the director-general of the Gbajabiamila/Wase campaign organisation said the reason for the event was to show the world the strength of the team.
Gbajabiamila, 56, is running alongside Idris Wase as deputy Speaker, and both lawmakers enjoy the backing of Nigeria's ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
Jibrin stated that 60 members of the opposition parties have signed up for the team, adding that consultation would continue till the day of the election on Tuesday, June 11.

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