Gbajabiamila Defeated APC candidate for House Speakership promises to work with new Speaker

Gbajabiamila said the loyalty will remain strong as long as the APC programmes are pursued to ignite the needed change.

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New House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara (left) and Femi Gbajabiamila. play

New House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara (left) and Femi Gbajabiamila.

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The Former House of Representatives Minority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday, June 11 promised to work with the new Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, to deliver on campaign promises.

Gbajabiamila said this while addressing journalists  in Abuja after an emergency meeting by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Pulse recalls that Gbajabiamila won the straw poll the APC organised to present a unified candidate for the speakership position but was defeated by Dogara who insisted on a contest.

According to him, the loyalty will remain strong as long as party programmes are pursued to ignite the needed change.

"We will work with the leadership of the house and with the speaker for as long as the party's programmes are properly articulated and pursued on the floor of the house.

"He is an APC member but not the speaker of the APC but of the House of Representatives of the country. So we will work with him and support him.

"The party is going to remain strong and united so that we can deliver the deliverables and the programme of the party through the house,’’ he said.

On whether the party would sanction some of the lawmakers that defied its instruction in both the senate and the house, he said: "all I know is that in every association there must be discipline’’.

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