10th Assembly Speakership Race: “It is Jigawa Turn” – Hon Makki
By Aliyu Dangida
Jigawa deserve to produced the next Speaker of the House of Representatives in the light of its contribution to APC’s victory in the just concluded 2023 General elections.
Adressing newsmen in Kano, Hon. Makki Yallema, said his home state Jigawa state suppose to be rewarded with the seat of Speakership to pilot the affairs of the 10th assembly members.
Hotpen reports that, the Jigawa state biggest export into the Speakership race of the 10th National Assembly, Hon. Abubakar Makki Yallema on Tuesday said he joined the race to win big for democracy.
The soft spoken Yallema explained that “in recent history of participatory democracy in Nigeria, Kano , Katsina, and Sokoto states from North west Nigeria have all produced the leadership of the 360 man National Assembly.
The top contender to the throne stated that “considering role Jigawa state played to bring about the continuity of APC government, you will not but agree with me that this time around, Jigawa deserve to produced the next Speaker.”
Hon Makki, a ranking member of the Green House made stated further that he is not a surrogate in the race, as he expressed confidence that he would win the race .
Yallema stressed “I have make it clear, that I’m not a surrogate in the race, I believe in my ability, and capacity to lead the 360 man Assembly, and i am in the race to win the trophy for Nigerian democracy”
Abubakar Makki Yanlema who is Representing Malam Madori/Kaugama Federal Constituency revealed that members of the National Assembly are one collective entity that work for the interest of Nigeria irrespective of party affiliation.
Said he: “When it comes to politics in the House, we work for Nigeria, we look at ourselves as one irrespective of political affiliations all in the interests of nation building “
The federal lawmaker who won a massive reelection to the Green chamber welcome high calibre aspirants currently jostling for the Speakership, adding that his pedigree would seen him tower above others in the race
Makki who ruled out the possibility of stepping down for anyone, however pledged to work with the leadership of the party to ensure a credible candidate emerged by the end of the day.