Jalingo - Dr Amino Malle, member representing Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency in Taraba, has declared his intention to contest for the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 8th Assembly.
Malle, who has been re-elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), announced the bid at a news conference on Sunday in Jalingo.
"I want to use this platform to formally announce my intention to run for the speakership of the House of Representatives.
"Taraba has never been given a fair share of principal positions at the National Assembly, and I think the time has come to correct the imbalance.
"I believe the experience in my first tenure and my previous experience as a senior lecturer will come to bear in the quality of leadership.
"These experiences, I think, will help me bring to Nigerians the needed change," he said.
Malle thanked the people of his constituency for re-electing him, adding that he would redouble his efforts to provide more dividends of democracy to them.
The lawmaker urged his colleagues to support him to realise his ambition for a better Nigeria.
He expressed confidence that the incoming administration would tackle the problems of insecurity, corruption, lawlessness and poverty to pave way for rapid development.