The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has announced that the party has adopted Femi Gbajabiamila as its candidate for the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th assembly.
Naija News understands that the party’s decision was reached after an intensive deliberation with members-elect of APC House of Reps.
The conclusion of the party to adopt Gbajabiamila was reached after the deliberation involving the APC Reps member-elect and President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
In a statement released on the official Twitter handle of the party, the ruling party added that the deputy speaker position has now been zoned to the Northcentral.
See the Tweets from the party below:
Breaking: APC has adopted @femigbaja its candidate for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly. This position was reached after an intensive deliberation with the APC's @HouseNGR at a dinner with @MBuhari
— APC Nigeria (@OfficialAPCNg) April 16, 2019
Naija News had reported that Senator Bola Tinubu, has successfully arranged a meeting of APC returning and elected members of the House of Representatives with President Muhammadu Buhari for Tuesday in a deliberate attempt to install a Speaker for the House of Representatives.