Former Speaker of Imo state House of Assembly Chief Nwoha Amaechi has said that Emeka Nwajiuba’s cognate experience in legislation makes him credible to be the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Accordingly, he called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Nigerians to support the clamour for an Igbo to emerge speaker of the House of Representatives for a progressive and fair national leadership equation.
Amaechi made the assertion in Abuja while speaking on the need to support the South-east for the leadership of the lower legislative chambers of the National Assembly.
The former speaker, who described the ruling party as a progressive political party, urged them to reflect their “progressive vision” by supporting Nwajiuba.
“Emeka Nwajiuba is qualified to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives with intimidating records.
“As a former member of the House of Representatives, he has cognate experience to pilot the affairs of the green chambers,” he said.
Amaechi restated the imperatives of supporting Nwajiuba, noting that it would increase the popularity of APC in the South-east.
He said that it was time for the APC-led federal government to demonstrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s belief in inclusive government by supporting Nwajiuba.
The former lawmaker said that a speaker of Igbo extraction was necessary not only for political fairness but natural justice considering the 25 per cent votes given to Buhari in the last election.
Buhari has promised to run an all inclusive government in his second term. (NAN)