A group, the North Central Coalition for Good Governance (NCCGG), has endorsed Rep. Yusuf Gagdi for the number one seat in the 10th House of Representatives.
The convener of NCCGG, Mr Abraham Dauda, stated this on Saturday during a news conference in Abuja.
Dauda said the group came to this conclusion after due and extensive consultations with stakeholders across the North Central zone.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Gagdi is the lawmaker representing Pankshin/Kanam/Kanke Federal Constituency of Plateau.
The convener said of all the returning members from the region, “Gagdi stands out and is best suited for the job.”
According to him, Gagdi is an experienced, vibrant, progressive, and well-rounded legislator with towering credentials and a track record of excellence in all his endeavours.
He, therefore, urged the ruling party and other major players from other regions to zone the position of speaker to the north central and adopt Gagdi as a consensus candidate.
“As a group, we are cognizant of the expectations of Nigerians with the incoming administration, hence, the need to get it right with the choice of leaders in the legislative arm of government to ensure a system that works towards achieving sustainable growth and development.
“We are sending a passionate appeal to the leadership of the APC to ensure that the speakership of the 10th Assembly is zoned to the north central region.
“Our appeal also goes to other political parties to see why the north central region should be endorsed for the speakership position.
“In light of the prevailing circumstances, we wish to put forward the candidature of Hon. Yusuf Gadi as the preferred candidate for the speakership of the 10th Assembly due to his towering credentials and experience as a well-rounded legislator,” he said.
According to him, as Chairman, House Committee on Navy and Air Force, it is on record that Hon Yusuf Gagdi worked assiduously towards improving the operational effectiveness of the Navy and Air Force.
“His contributions on the floor of the House of Representatives have continued to be relevant to the national discourse in addressing the national challenge,” he said.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria