The Senator representing Oyo North District, Senator Fatai Buhari has said Senator Ahmed Lawan is cruising towards emerging as the next chairman of the National Assembly in the capacity of Senate President.
According to him, Senator Lawan (Yobe North) already has 51 endorsement signatures from 66 senators-elect on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fatai Buhari, while responding to questions from journalists in Ibadan, said: “51 out of the 66 Senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress have signed an endorsement list and pledged to vote for Senator Lawan.”
Similarly, the House of Representatives-elect for Ibadan North federal constituency, Hon. Musiliudeen Akinremi, said Femi Gbajabiamila, at the moment, has enough support to emerge as the next Speaker of the Green Chamber of the federal legislature.
Akinremi told journalists yesterday after a political meeting in his house with Southwest House of Representative members-elect: “We have 191 members as of today backing Gbajabiamila. As the Southwest coordinator of the new Reps-elect in the zone, this number is even beyond APC Reps as we have supporters across political divides.
“We will keep talking to our colleagues from across the six geopolitical zones. Write it down, Gbajabiamila may emerge unopposed. We are sure of well over 200 members’ support when the house convene on June 11.
“For us, the ninth National Assembly should go beyond party affiliation but the need to have qualified, experienced and highly cerebral lawmaker in the person of Gbajabiamila in office as speaker to work with the executive and judiciary to effect positive changes in the nation’s body polity.”