Musiliudeen Akinremi, the Southwest coordinator of newly elected lawmakers on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and House of Representatives member-elect (Ibadan North, Oyo State), has described the group’s support for Femi Gbajabiamila’s bid for the Speakership of the ninth assembly as the best decision.
Akinremi in a telephone interview with The PUNCH on Monday, said the overwhelming support that majority of the newly elected members, from across political divides, are giving to Gbajabiamila, would ensure that the House would witness a boost in terms of harmonious relationship, robust leadership and quality debate on legislative businesses.
The APC lawmaker said, “Gbajabiamila’s declaration on Sunday which was attended by an overwhelming majority of the ninth Assembly members, has shown that the new speaker would enjoy our confidence for the better administration of the green chamber.”
Akinremi further said, “Such development would foster seamless and timely passage of quality bills and amendments of existing ones to fast track the next level agenda of President, Muhammadu Buhari. With his experience spanning 16 years in the house, Gbajabiamila will provide good leadership to all.”
“As a trained lawyer and experienced lawmaker, the legislative arm of the government will be better reformed under Gbajabiamila. We will support him to work with the two other arms; executive and the judiciary, to grow the nation’s democracy where equity, justice and rule of law, will be the order of the day,” Akinremi added.