Published On: Wed, Apr 17th, 2019

Niger Delta Youths, Stakeholders Back Dogara for Speaker

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Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

As the race for the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, NASS goes overdrive, youth groups, opinion leaders and stakeholders in the Niger Delta region have resolved to throw their weight solidly behind the return of the incumbent, the Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Niger Delta youth groups and stakeholders have consequently unveiled strategic plans for a systematic lobby of relevant personalities including federal lawmakers from the oil-rich region to work towards the re-election of Dogara as the House Speaker.
A prominent opinion leader from the region, Dr. Ufuoma Omakara made the disclosure during an interactive chat with newsman, saying the decision was part of resolutions reached at the special meeting session of leaders of affiliate groups under the aegis of the Coalition of Niger-Delta Youth Groups and Stakeholders’ Forum, over the weekend.
He emphasised that the decision to throw their weights behind, and recommend Speaker Dogara for the Reps number one seat was informed by his outstanding leadership qualities that saw the House remaining well-coordinated since 2015 when he assumed the Speakership office.
According to him, the Nigerian House of Representatives have neither seen such tranquility, nor exhibited the diligence that has been it’s hallmark since the return to democracy in 1999, until the coming of the Dogara’s leadership, which gave a sense of belonging to the Green Chamber Lawmakers as well as brought pride to Nigerians.
“For the first time, we have seen a House of Representatives that is well coordinated, diligent and passionately dedicated to service, in such a way that Motions, Bills and Resolutions were treated with dispatch, which has greatly contributed to the enhancement of national stability, development and the advancement of the spirit of unity among Nigerians,” he said.
Speaking further, Dr. Omakara said “it is in recognition of the sterling leadership qualities and outstanding contributions of Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara to the nation at large, that we make bold to call for his return as Speaker of the House and we therefore call on all federal lawmakers in the Green Chambers to return him back as Speaker in order for the Nigerian Nation and Nigerians to continue to tap from his wealth of experience.”

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