10th Assembly: It’s My Turn To Be Speaker – Doguwa
The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa (APC, Kano) has formally declared for the speakership of the 10th House of Representatives billed to be inaugurated in June this year, saying it is his time to preside over the affairs of the House.
Doguwa who spoke with newsmen on Wednesday at the Transcorps Hilton Hotel in Abuja said it is his turn because he had stepped down for the current Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and has paid his dues in the party.
He promised to stabilise the House and ensure a cordial working relationship with the executive and judiciary arms to nip in the bud the avalanche of challenges bedevilling the country.
Doguwa said, “By the special Grace of God, I stand out as the oldest serving member from the North-West zone in the House, and with the support of my colleagues, I am the Leader of the North-West and the Leader of the APC Caucuses in the House.
“God willing, I will be the Speaker that would see through the implementation of the Renewed Hope 2023-Action Plan for a better Nigeria anchored by our amiable and tested President-elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Fast forward to 2019-2023, 9th Assembly, in keeping faith with the convention of the House, when the speakership position was zoned to the South-West, it was only natural that my brother and good friend, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, the then Majority Leader, was the only one adopted for the speakership position, the rest is now history.
“Just like our Speaker, I am also serving out my 5th term in the House. I have served as Chief Whip, House of Representatives 2015 to 2019, and currently, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, working harmoniously with my Speaker.”