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9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by engreo(m): 9:24am On Jun 13
By Clifford Ndujihe & Levinus Nwabughiogu

AFTER the emergence of Senate President, Deputy Senate President, House of Representatives Speaker and deputy speaker, the focus has shifted to the 16 principal offices where a rat race of sorts has ensued among lawmakers eyeing the slots.


Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, House of Representatives caucus was meeting on the issue at press time.

Of the 16 slots, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will fill eight majority positions, while the opposition parties, mainly PDP, will produce the balance.

Also, both chambers of the National Assembly— Senate and House of Representatives—will produce eight positions each

The eight positions in each House are Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Leader, Chief Whip, Deputy Chief Whip, Minority Leader, Deputy Minority Leader, Minority Whip and Deputy Minority Whip.

The slots will be filled by the parties’ caucuses in consultation with the leadership of the parties.

The question of zoning and ensuring balance in the sharing of offices are expected to play crucial roles in the filling of the offices.

Those eyeing the Senate positions include Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa, North Central); Orji Kalu (APC, Abia, South-East); Ike Ekweremadu (PDP, Enugu, South-East); Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia, South-East); and Yahaya Abdullahi (APC, Kebbi North-West).

In the House of Representatives, the likes of Ado Doguwa from Kano State; Mohammed Bago (Niger); Nkeiru Onyejeocha (Abia); Yakubu Dogara (Bauchi); John Dyegh (Benue); and Ossai Ossai among others are considered as front runners.

Currently, former Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Adamu, is being fingered for the Senate Majority Leader. Another senator in the pecking order is Orji Kalu, who dropped his deputy Senate presidency aspiration in line with the directive of APC leadership.

Before the inauguration on Tuesday, APC endorsed Ahmad Lawan (Yobe North) for Senate Presidency, Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta Central) for deputy Senate presidency, Femi Gbajabiamila (Lagos) for the House of Representatives speakership, and Idris Wase (Plateau) for deputy speaker, and they were so elected.

Effective strategies

The permutations and strategies of the ruling APC in the build up to the elections of the presiding officers of Senate and the House of Representatives worked very well.

While the emergence of these personalities has been applauded by many Nigerians, it has also received knocks from many quarters for not reflecting the federal character and geographical spread as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.

The big hole is traced to the ceding the speakership position to the South-West, which has already tucked in the office of the vice president.

Power sharing

The prognosis of power allocations now shows that the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, hails from Katsina State (North-West); Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,Ogun State (South-West); Senate President is from Yobe State (North-East); Deputy Senate President is from Delta State (South-South); House Speaker is from Lagos State (South-West) and Deputy Speaker is from Plateau State (North-Central). The South-East, the sixth geo-political zone is yet to get any legislative slot.

APC candidates for remaining principal offices

The remaining principal offices are not contestable. They are squarely party affairs. It is the political parties that decide who gets what.

Bago interested?

The events of 2015 threw up the present speaker, Gbajabiamila, as the majority leader immediately after he lost to the immediate past speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

Should the situation repeat itself, Mohammed Bago, who contested with Gbajabiamila is likely to assume the position. But the questions to ask about this are: Is he interested in the job? Would the party support him to occupy the position as was the case in 2015?

The answers are not currently handy as spokesman of his campaign organisation, Victor Ogene, told Vanguard last night that there was no information on the subject matter yet.

Ado Doguwa is the man

Outside Bago, the lot appears to have fallen on Ado Doguwa from Kano State. Many of his colleagues said he is the man for the job. Doguwa has since positioned himself for the office. In fact, he sacrificed his speakership ambition for Gbajabiamila.

Doguwa is a fifth timer to the House. He has been in the House since 2007. Apart from that, he was first elected as member in 1992 in the botched third republic. He also aspired for speakership in 2015 but later withdrew as directed by the APC.

Ossai for Minority Leader

Similarly, Ossai from Delta State is also tipped for minority leader. Many of his colleagues believe the lawmaker has the tact and the finesse to project and defend the aspirations of the major opposition party in the House.

He told Vanguard that although his party, the PDP Caucus, was going to meet on the matter last night, he was waiting to be installed as the minority leader of the Ninth House.

He said: “I think the party caucus is meeting today (Wednesday) and I have already circulated my profile. We are already on the way. Let’s know what the caucus will say. My mindset is focused. I don’t see any other interest.”

I think their interest should be geared towards installing me as the minority leader. I believe in it and I am focused on it,” Ossai said.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/06/9th-nass-jostling-for-other-principal-offices-intensifies/

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by iammo(m): 9:43am On Jun 13
cool


Time for Gbaja and Lawan to cash back their cheques.

The juicy the Committee the higher the money you're offering . afterall they also paid for the seat.

Back then when Dino malaye Used his loyalty to Saraki to corner juicy committee chiarman of Customs thinking Col Hammed Ali would offer brown envelops or import duty waivers, only for him to receive a shocker when Hameed impounded even saraki's SUV, same as committee overseeing NAFDAC

Anybody who gets lucky to get TETFUND is in money


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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by comradee1248: 9:43am On Jun 13
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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:43am On Jun 13
Let us get the work going ASAP.

Enough of all these jostling a d hustling.

A better Nigeria is what we voted for.

A better Nigeria we shall get.

God bless our President Muhammadu Buhari.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by Recruitmentedu: 9:43am On Jun 13
I hope they give ibos the rest. dont let us be too greedy.atleast they are also nigerians.
Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by mosho2good: 9:44am On Jun 13
If u call a man a lion, he will be very happy, but if u call him an animal, he will be angry, please is lion not an animal

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by Richdad50(m): 9:44am On Jun 13
shocked

The soft porn I have seen on Nairaland far outweighs the adverts on torrent sites.

These politicians don't care about you. They are only fighting for their stomach.

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by Newguyhere: 9:44am On Jun 13
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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by donPhill(m): 9:44am On Jun 13
My old lazy senator Abdullahi Adamu is power hungry...
8years as governor, currently on his 3rd tenure as a lawmaker. nothing to write good about rather than sleeping in chamber.

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by Esseite: 9:45am On Jun 13
I think the SW should have the position of Majority leader and chief whip, they have worked judiciously for it.... the others can be shared amongst the rest.

You dont reap where you did not sow... "Nigerian Democracy"

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:45am On Jun 13
Recruitmentedu:
I hope they give ibos the rest. dont let us be too greedy.atleast they are also nigerians.
Bros, Stop looking for trouble now.

Let us put to rest this tribalism issue that has eaten so deep into our nation and lives.

Let us learn to live as brothers as sisters biko.

In one Nigeria we believe.

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by HsLBroker(m): 9:45am On Jun 13
iammo:
cool


Time for Gbaja and Lawan to cash back their cheques.

The juicy the Committee the higher the money you're offering . afterall they also paid for the seat
how do u know
Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by BizLifeE: 9:46am On Jun 13
No be na for personal gains?




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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by Recruitmentedu: 9:46am On Jun 13
No am not, just saying in the spirit of fairness.
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Stop looking for trouble now.
Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by iammo(m): 9:46am On Jun 13
HsLBroker:
how do u know

since the days of babangida .. nothing goes for nothing in Abuja.

lobying cost as high as 20% to 30% of whatever contracts or position you a gunning for

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by INTEGRITYA1(m): 9:48am On Jun 13
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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:49am On Jun 13
Recruitmentedu:
No am not, just saying in the spirit of fairness.
Okay. that is very fine.

We cool then.

One Love sir.

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by Honor10: 9:50am On Jun 13
The sweeper of the assembly should go to the developers. lolz

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by KAHBOOM: 9:51am On Jun 13
Recruitmentedu:
I hope they give ibos the rest. dont let us be too greedy.atleast they are also nigerians.
Which ibos?

History will be kind to ibos when we look back and remember dat we weren't part of this flopped govt. cool

How will position make ibos richer..Ibos no send una position under Buharis regime no be today im start im discrimination. undecided

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by AgamaProf: 9:53am On Jun 13
NASS is just like a shark dominated system. Everybody trying to have a cut of the national cake. These people are there for themselves and their family alone.
Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by KAHBOOM: 10:00am On Jun 13
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Bros, Stop looking for trouble now.

Let us put to rest this tribalism issue that has eaten so deep into our nation and lives.

Let us learn to live as brothers as sisters biko.

In one Nigeria we believe.
Lols..Which brothers and sisters?

Abi Na my mama born u? cheesy

Abi u nono where ur brothers and sisters dey?

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Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by sammyj: 10:00am On Jun 13
grin grin This post should be kept for the SE now !!! cheesy cheesy
Re: 9th NASS: Jostling For Other Principal Offices Intensifies Read More At: Https: by TheBeat: 10:02am On Jun 13
angry

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