North Central: APC support group wants Reps speakership zoned to Kwara

An All Progressives Congress (APC) support group, the APC Patriotic People’s Forum, has asked the ruling party to concede the speakership to the North-Central in the interest of equity and justice.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, The Acting Director-General of the group, Prof. Husseini Garbo-Dokko pleaded for concession for North-Centrai and Kwara State which it described as the bridge between the north and the south.

Hon. Abdulraheem Tunji Olawuyi has so far indicated interest in the office from Kwara State.

Prof Gweba Dokko said the group subscribed to Olawuyi’s Legislative Agenda tagged agenda P.E.A.S.E (Power, Education, Agriculture, Security, Employment), adding that the APC must demonstrate to Nigerians a process whose outcome will give a sense of belonging to all.

He said: “We wish to use this medium to solicit for the leadership of the ruling party to support the zoning of speakership position to North-Central going by the roles the zone played in the just concluded general elections.

“As formidable forum, Patriotic Peoples Forum (PPF) we are lending our voice in support of a young, promising, vibrant and true democrats in person of Rt. Hon Abdulraheem Tunji Olawuyi.

” Even though APC leadership is yet to zone the position of Senate President snd Speaker to the South East and North Central respectively, there is need to uphold same dispositions in the interest of national unity and cohesion.

“Above all, the 10th Assembly needs someone whose humility and interpersonal relationship with fellow colleagues is equal to none. This is because humility leads to unity, and unity leads to peace.

“The task really needs a parliamentarian that will deliver as at when due and should be willing and determined to get work accomplished.

” We beg that the 10th House of Representative members should join our PEASE agenda code, to complement the RENEWED HOPE of Mr President-elect“.

He described Olawuyi as a man who has demonstrated that “leadership is an action but not a position occupied.”

He said since the Tinubu Presidency has inspired positive hope among Nigerians, there was the need to be introspective about the leadership of the National Assembly.

Olawuyi is one of the three lawmakers from the North Central zone to have indicated interest in being the Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives.

The Nation