The House of Representatives Member-elect for Ughelli North Ughelli South Udu Federal Constituency, Rev Francis Waive, has called on new members-elect in the 9th National Assembly to support and vote for Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House come June 7th, 2019.
Rev. Waive, who is the Vice Chairman, South of the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives Members-Elect, urged them to look out for competence and character while making the choice of the leadership of the House.
The cleric-now-turned politician, in a press statement on Thursday, noted that what should be the “major consideration in choosing the leadership of the House in the 9th National Assembly should be competence, experience, and broadmindedness, rather than religious or ethnic consideration.
“I think we should choose our leaders based on their competency, character, and experience if we must get it right in the 9th National Assembly, rather than reducing the race to religious or ethnic one.
“At the National Assembly, we should be thinking of what binds us together as Nigeria, and not what divides us as a nation.
“Gbajabiamila and Wase cumulatively have over 20 years experience in the House of Reps, they are competent and they have been a stabilising factor in the House of Rep.
“So supporting them will give the 9th National Assembly a strong footing in this present political dispensation,” he averred.
Waive, therefore, urged members-elect to put ethnic and religious sentiments aside and support and vote for Gbajabiamila and Wase candidature come June 7th, 2019 when the House will be inaugurated.