Hon. Goddey Samuel, the man who through God’s grace defies all political permutations and schemings to emerge as Hon. Member elect, Federal House of Reps. representing the good people of Apa/Agatu federal constituency of the Idoma speaking extraction of Benue state on Wednesday, 3rd March, 2019 make a case for north central in the tussle for the 9th assembly leadership.
The Hon. Member elect in an interaction with panafricreporters in the early hour of today says
"It is only Democratic and fair with all sense of equity and natural law to zone the speakership of the lower chamber of the national assembly to north central"
He further goes historic to foot justification for his case on the following arguing that all the geopolitical zones has held sway to the lower chamber’s leadership except the north central as he continues
√•Hon. Salisu Buhari – Speaker(1999-2000)
√•Hon. Ghali Naaba – Speaker (2000-2003)
√•Hon. Aminu Masari – Speaker (2003-2007)
√•Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal – Speaker (2011-2015)
√• Hon. Etteh Patricia – Speaker (2007-2007)
√• Hon. Dimeji Bankole – Speaker (2007-2015)
√• Hon. Emeka Ihedioha – Deputy Speaker (2011-2015)
√• Hon. Chibudom Nwuchi – Deputy Speaker (1999-2003)
√• Hon. Austin Opara – Deputy Speaker (2003-2007)
√• Hon. Yakubu Dogara – Speaker (2015-2019)
??? (Agitated) .
On votes contributory strength to the elected government, the Hon. elect has this to say
- North west contributed 5,995,651 votes which is 72% and has president.
*North East contributed 3,238,783 votes which is 74.36%; Senate President (zoned).
*South West contributed 2,036,450 which is 53.41%; Vice President.
North Central contributed 2,465,599 which is 54.92% and the third highest votes in the just concluded election. On this note and more, I join my voice to voices of millions to agitate that the speakership of the green chamber be zoned to north central.
On competent and capacity, he said there are capable hands and heads in the zone who meet the requirement both by law and the standing order of the house.
Hon. Goddey Samuel further argued that consideration should be given to north central to give them prompt voice and rapid responds to reduce the negative impact of insecurity in the zone.