By Christiana Ekpa
The North Central Caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday demanded that the 9th Assembly speakership position should be given to the zone.
The caucus led by Mr. John Dyegh (APC, Benue) alongside with some of the People Democracy Party members, (PDP) made the demand at a briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.
They said zoning the position of Speaker to the North Central will satisfy and advance the cause of equity since the North-west and Southwest already have the presidency and vice presidency respectively.
Mr. Dyegh led caucus noted that apart from the North West and North East, the North Central zone delivered handsomely for the party in power in the general elections and as such needs to be rewarded for the hard work and loyalty.
The caucus while acknowledging the supremacy of its party, the APC, said “in addressing the issue of zoning of the positions in an equitable, just and fair manner that it will foster unity and cordial relationship among members of our party and our colleague from the other political divides.”
“We are confident of the ability and capability of the national leadership of the APC to do right to all in order to advance national cohesion, balance of power and federal character”, Dyegh said.
Responding to questions, the caucus hinted that they are working with other colleagues in the house to ensure massive support for their demand.
Recall that a caucus in the house led by House leader Femi Gbajabiamila had recently disclosed to newsmen that the APC members in the House will abide by the APC leadership decision in appointing the principal officers of the House in the 9th Assembly.
Meanwhile the House has adjoined plenary to April 2nd 2019 for the budget defence and consideration.
The deputy speaker of the House, Lasun Yusuff made the announcement at the closing of plenary yesterday.