Yakubu Dogara, from Bauchi State, has emerged the new Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria.
Hon. Yakubu Dogara of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Mr Femi Gbajabiamila from Lagos State in the south-west region in the election held on Tuesday.
Hon. Dogara polled 182 votes to beat Hon. Gbajabiamila who polled 174 votes.
The National Working Committee of the APC in a mock election held over the weekend, which was boycotted by Dogara and his group, chose Honourable Gbajabiamila, as the party’s candidate.
The party has voice its dissatisfaction with the outcome of the elections. According to the party Senator Saraki and Honourable Dogara were not the candidates of the party. It went to say that it will sanction the disloyal members of the party.
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