Reps Speaker: Yakubu Dogara Defeats Favourite Femi Gbajabiamila

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Ahead of party favourite, Femi Gbajabiamila, a member of the House of Representatives from Bauchi State, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has been elected the Speaker of the House.

In an election to pick the Speaker of the 8th legislature in Abuja on Tuesday, Dogara, a legal practitioner, scored 182 votes to beat the member, representing Surulere 1 Federal Constituency in Lagos State, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, who scored 174 votes.

In a primary conducted by the ruling All Progressives Congress last Saturday, Gbajabiamila had beaten Dogara to emerge the consensus candidate of the APC for the Reps top post.

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