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BREAKING: At Last, Gbajabiamila Emerges House Leader


After much controversy and kicking and shoving in the House of Representatives, former Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday emerged the Majority Leader of the House.

Disagreements had dogged the House over the appointment of other principal officers of the House after the emergence of Hon. Yakubu Dogara as Speaker in deference against the choice of Gbajabiamila who was the official candidate of the governing APC.

In an announcement that seemed to have resolved the lingering crisis in the House, Speaker Dogara also on Tuesday announced Hon. Buba Jibril as House Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Alhassan Dogwa as Chief Whip and Pally Iriase as Deputy Chief Whip.

Hon. Leo Ogor is the Minority Leader of the House while Hon. Chukwuma Onyema is the Deputy Minority Leader.

Others are Hon. Yakubu Bade-Minority Whip and Binta Bello-Deputy Minority Whip.

The crisis in the House had polarised the House down the line and pitted the pro-Dogara group against the pro-Gbajabiamila group.

President Muhammadu Buhari had met the two warring factions at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa where the matter appeared to have been resolved.

Meanwhile, an Abuja High Court on Tuesday declined to stop the Senate from constituting its standing committees as requested by five Senators.

The Senators are of the Senate Unity Group, which is up in arms against Senate President Bukola Saraki over his emergence.


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