Despite her party’s endorsement of Femi GBAJABIAMILA for the speakership position, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha representing isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituencies has urged the House of representatives majority leader to stepdown his ambition for her.
Citing the concerns of the people of the south-east region, regarding the distribution of presiding officers positions in the National Assembly, the female represent active called on the party to use the opportunity to fulfill its promise of increasing female participation in governance.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Onyeojeocha vowed that if elected as Speaker she would improve the communications with Nigerians, as well as strengthen internal communications and relationships among members of the House.
She also promised to strengthen House Committees and Processes, as well as adopt a Legislative Agenda with a clear framework for compliance and monitoring, among others.
“As a woman who has distinguished herself and contributed immensely to the development of Nigeria, the APC should use the opportunity of my expression of interest in the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives to fulfill its promise to Nigerians, that it would increase women participation in the governance of the country.”
Reports say Gbajabiamila was adopted after an intensive deliberation between the party’s House of Representatives members-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari