The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the newly appointed House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila have declared their leadership tussle over and pledged to work together to actualize the Change the leadership of the All Progressives Congress [APC] epitomizes in the country.
Dogara and Gbajabiamila made public their re-union on Thursday following the conclusion of a meeting of the APC caucus on Wednesday night in which their political differences were resolved. “There are no more factions in the House. What we have today is a group of lawmakers loyal to the House leadership and our great party,” Speaker Dogara declared, stressing that lawmakers in the Green chamber knew that Nigerians were tired of the prolonged face-off over leadership positions in the House.
“It is only in unity that we can positively contribute to the change we all worked for and move Nigeria forward towards our desired dream of a greater nation”, he added.
The Majority Leader, Gbajabiamila also declared that the squabble was over. “There are no longer factions in the House; whatever happened earlier is now behind us and we are ready to serve Nigerians to the best of our ability. It is not right to play the ethnicity or regional card for now but they will be compensated,” Gbajabiamila said.
Dogara, also assured that those perceived to have lost out, especially the South East, which was not represented in the new leadership because it has first-time lawmakers, would be compensated. “We are working on that to see how the zone will be compensated,” he added.
By Olisemeka Obeche