Leadership Tussle: Tension as Rep member ignores Gbajabiamila’s endorsement, declares interest in speakership bid
Few hours after All Progressives Congress adopted Femi Gbajabiamila as candidate for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 9thAssembly, another member, Mr John Dyegh, of the party declared his ambition to run for the seat.
Dyegh made his intention known on Wednesday in Abuja.
President Buhari and APC hosted members-elect to a dinner on Tuesday where the deputy speaker seat was also zoned to the North-Central.
In his declaration speech, Dyegh alleged that the North-Central geopolitical zone had been marginalised in the leadership of the House since 1999.
Another aspirant from Niger State, Mr Mohammed Bago, had also said aspirants from the zone would reconsider their agitation only if the APC zoned the speakership seat to another zone apart from the South-West.