A group, North-east Women and Youth Initiative for Good Governance have added their voice to the call for Hon. Nyejeocha Nkeiruka’s candidacy for the Speakerership of House of Representatives.
Addressing journalists Saturday at a joint press conference in Maiduguri, Chairman of the Babakaka Bukar Zanna said: “We would like to join other concerned Nigerians, we are dismayed and perplexed by the determined efforts of some political merchants to undermine the sovereign sanctity of the National Assembly and to set the country back in its quest for national integration and progress, by needlessly fomenting disaffection among the elected distinguished and honourable parliamentarians of the 9th Assembly.
“We are specifically worried over the undemocratic purported endorsement of Femi Gbajabiamila as sole candidate for the post of the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives by a conspiratorial section of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the active support of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“While we may not hold anything against Gbajabiamila as a person, we are nevertheless concerned about his brand of houseboy politics which at all times sways in favour of Tinubu’s unquenchable thirst for personal political ascendancy tainted by a tint of tribalism and patriotism.
“We consider it a collective embarrassment for a people with the full mandates of their people as parliamentary representatives to tend to strip themselves of the capacity to independently choose leaders from amongst themselves,” Babakaka said.