10th NASS Leadership Race: I’m Leading Your Quest For Speaker, Gov Sule Assures Wase

Governor Sule (left) welcoming Hon. Wase (right) to the Nasarawa Governor's Lodge, Abuja
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Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has assured the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, of his support ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly.

Governor Sule told Wase, who led a delegation of about fifteen federal lawmakers to the governor’s Asokoro Abuja residence, said the issue of the Speaker of the National Assembly’s lower chamber should be purely on merit and not otherwise. 

 “I’m not just in support of the North Central for speakership; I’m fully behind you in your quest to be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. I’m leading and in the forefront of your campaign”, Governor Sule said. 

 He continued: “We know of course, that the conversation about the next National Assembly leadership has been on for some time even though informally. For me as an individual, you do not need to visit to inform me formally because I’m the one leading your campaign to be Speaker and for the North Central to have the slot.

“If my counsel is considered, the issue of Speaker should be a matter that must treated based on merit and experience. Both are on your side. Apart from the fact that you have been in the National Assembly for some time, your consistency, tenacity of purpose and humility stand you out. As for me and Nasarawa State, be rest assured that we are solidly behind you”, the governor said.

Hon. Wase (right) addressing Governor Sule (left)

Wase had earlier informed the governor that the North Central required to be properly integrated in the forthcoming administration even as he said the quest for the position of the House Speaker should be seen as collective one.

“‘I’m just a symbol, but the pursuit should be seen as a collective one and we strongly believe you and your brothers-governor will provide the desired leadership for us a zone”, Wase said.

Other members of the delegation with the Governor and Hon Wase

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