Monday, Nov 18th 2019 5:15 PM

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Gbajabiamila is the new Speaker of House of Representatives


The House of Representatives on Tuesday elected Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, as the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives.

Gbajabiamila was declared speaker after an election following his nomination by the former Appropriations Committee Chairman, Rep. Jibrin Abdulmumin (APC-Kano).

Omolori announced that 358 members voted, saying he scored 281 votes out of 358 votes cast against Rep. Umar Bago who got 76. He said that invalid vote was one and two members absent. Omolori therefore, declared him the winner.

For the Deputy Speaker position, Rep. Sada Soni (APC-Katsina) nominated Rep. Ahmed Idris (APC-Plateau). When the Clerk made an announcement for another nomination there was none and Idris was declared the Deputy Speaker.

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