Reps Speakership: Some APC NEC members back Oyo candidate ― Chieftain
As group lobbies Tinubu to support Odebunmi
Some members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have backed the agitation of Oyo State to produce the speaker the 9th National Assembly.
A member of the National Executive Committee of APC from North East disclosed this after a meeting of stakeholders on the project in Ibadan.
The party chieftain who does not want his name in print said, they are mobilising stakeholders from other zones to ensure the position of speakership is a zone to Oyo State.
“Obviously Oyo State has ranking members of the National Assembly that are qualified to compete for any key position and that is why we are moving round to mobilise party stakeholders to support our agitation.
Hon. Bolaji Repete, the deputy national youth leader of the party who also confirmed the meeting southwest is leaving no stone unturned to achieve secure the speakership position for Oyo State in the 9th Assembly.
Repete also disclosed that a larger meeting of some of the national Executive committee of the party has been fixed for next week Wednesday in Abuja.
In a similar development, a group of concerned stakeholders under the aegis of Southwest Youth Ambassador has called on the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, and National Leadership of the party to consider Segun Odebunmi for House of Representatives’ speaker.
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The group in a press release made available to the press signed by the group coordinator Amb. Sanjo Saka and Secretary Amb. Ezekiel Akinborode with the group publicity sec amb. Segun Aremu, says Odebunmi, who is a third-term federal lawmaker, has the political dexterity, administrative acumen and interpersonal skills to lead the House of Representatives.
While appreciating the efforts of Tinubu in ensuring victory for the party across the country, the group expressed confidence in the capacity of Odebunmi to drive the affairs of the green chamber, adding that the legislator will complement the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari, in building a prosperous nation.
“Having been a local government chairman, commissioner and now a member of the House of Representatives, Odebunmi is qualified for the position of speaker. We are confident that the federal lawmaker will not disappoint the party and Nigerians in general.”
While drumming up support for the candidature of Odebunmi, the group urged the South West members of the green chamber to reach out to their colleagues in other zones to achieve Odebunmi’s aspiration and pray for their success in the journey.