Just a few hours after publicly declaring his intention to lead Nigeria’s federal House of Representatives as Speaker in the 9th National Assembly, a group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Conference of APC State Publicity Secretaries (CAPS) in the South East geopolitical zone has urged the Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila to drop his ambition for the Speakership and allow the position go to the Southeast zone for the promotion of equity in the party’s affairs and governance structure. The group noted that it will be unwise to leave out the zone while sharing positions in the country.
In their statement, the group said, ‘we wish to invite Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, an otherwise distinguished and ranking member of the Federal House of Representatives of the Federal House of Representatives to drop his ambition to be the Speaker for now and continue to serve as Majority Leader, because ‘this house must be built on equity’”. In their view, the southwest geopolitical zone cannot take the office of Vice President and Speaker and Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Senate President from the North East while the Southeast goes with nothing.