Idris Ahmed Wase, the lawmaker representing Wase Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, has emerged as the Deputy Speaker in the 9th National Assembly.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Wase’s emergence as deputy speaker was unopposed.
Recall that Femi Gbajagbiamila, the Senator representing Surulere I Federal Constituency of Lagos State, was elected as the Speakership in the House.
The Returning Officer, who is the Clark of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, declared Mr Gbajabiamila winner after having scored number of votes against Mr Umar Bago who got 76 votes.
At least 358 members-elect of the House of Representatives cast their votes in electing the Speaker of the House for the 9th National Assembly.
The two major contenders are the Majority Leader in the 8th Assembly, Mr Gbajabiamila; and Umar Bago, the lawmaker representing Chanchaga Federal Constituency of Niger State.
Mr Gbajabamila was nominated by Abdulmumin Jibrin while Mr Bago was nominated by Abubakar Mohammed of Yamaltu-Deba federal constituency of Gombe State.
While Mr Gbajabiamila has been endorsed by the All Progressives Congress, Mr Bago is being supported by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.