Thirty-five (35) political parties under the umbrella of Coalition of Integrity Political Parties (CIPP) have declared their support for Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the ninth Assembly.
The Spokesperson of CIPP, Dr. Yakubu Shendam Friday, at a press conference in Abuja endorsed the House leader, Femi Gbajabiamila for Speakership of the 9th National Assembly.
He said the coalition has observed the unhealthy approach, utterances and media attacks on the person of Gbajabiamila, saying it was uncalled for.
Shendam said “it would be foolhardy that Gbajabiamila, who has been elected on three occasions as a member of the House and as a Majority Leader in the 8th Assembly, with all the security screening conducted and concluded without any indictment, could be besieged by lightweight political folks in order to have legitimacy in the tussle for who becomes the Speaker of the House.
“The Coalition wishes to use this opportunity to announce our firm and unequivocal choice and support for the candidature of Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the Ninth House of Representatives.
“Hence, all operations of the Coalition have been geared towards ensuring the successful actualization of this project, and for a better leadership of the House of Representatives, and by extension, translate into meaningful policy development and administration for all Nigerians,” he stated.
Shendam further charged Mr President to step-up plans and measures in his determination to boost economic growth and development, in order to provide gainful employment for young Nigerians.