Hon. Yakubu Dogara from Bauchi State has emerged the new Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He defeated former Minority Leader of the House, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila from Lagos State.
It was a keenly contested election. Hon. Dogara polled 182 votes to Gbajabiamila’s 174 votes.
Hon. Gbajabiamila was the official candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the election.
As it happened in the Senate, where the official candidate of the party was defeated, it happened in the House as well.