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North-Central Reps caucus endorses Dogara for Speaker

2015-05-07 15:01
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - Members of the North-Central caucus in the House of Representatives have endorsed Yakubu Dogara as the next Speaker of the House, reports New Telegraph.

The lawmakers said they have resolved to vote for Dogara in bloc because of his leadership qualities.

Also read: APC in Bauchi calls for Dogara as Speaker

The caucus in a statement on Wednesday said members from the six states of the region and the Federal Capital Territory have resolved to queue behind Dogara during the election of the next Speaker of the House in June.

The statement was jointly signed by a group of both returning and newly elected members of the House of Representatives from the zone.

Those that signed the statement were Herman Hembe (Benue), Zaphaniah Jisalo (FCT), Umar Bago (Niger), Samson Okwu (Benue), Umar Buba Jibril (Kogi), Zakari Mohammed (Kwara), Davematics Ombugado (Nasarawa) and Golu Timothy (Plateau).

Read more at New Telegraph.

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