As the battle for the new speaker of the House of Representatives intensifies, a member-elect for Askira Uba/ Hawul federal constituency, Dr.Midala Balami, has said that with the endorsement of over 200 lawmakers for the candidature of Hon.muktar Ahmed Betara, his emergence as Nigeria’s next speaker is a done deal and sacrosanct.
He stated this at the in Yola, at the sideline of the 76th General Church Council (GCC) Majalisa 2023 of the EYN church of Nigeria where he and four others were honoured for their victories in 2023 election.
He stated that no fewer than 200 newly elected lawmakers have settled for Betara as the new speaker of the House of Representatives.
“Without fear of contradictions, I stand here today to reveal to you that God willing, Betara is our next speaker. I’m telling you for a fact that no one stands a chance against him as far as this election is concerned especially with the support and endorcements of over 200 lawmakers. If election is a game of number, then the victory of Betara is concluded, he said.
According to him, their decision to support Betara to lead the 10th Assembly is due to his leadership qualities, describing him as man of “impeccable records and charecter, broad minded, down to earth and the most progressive ranking member in the House of representatives who have paid his dues and have all it takes to take the House to the promised land in the discharge of their responsibilities for the bettermeant of Nigerians”.
He stressed that was a rallying point, a bridge builder and the most reliable pillar upon which the unity and stability of the House of representatives rests upon and whose primary concern is the unity and development of Nigeria.
He added that he always treated people equally and fairly without recourse to sentiments.
Balami who was elected under the platform of the Peoples Demicratic Party (PDP) further kicked against the zoning arrangement of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) which excluded many from joining the race which he described as undemocratic and advice the party to swallow their pride or have themselves to blame