The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will install Speaker of the incoming 9th Assembly, Timothy Golu (PDP plateau) has declared.
He boasted that the party has all it takes to win the speakership slot having done it so well in the past.
He dismissed the majority strength of the All Progressives Party (APC), saying it won’t count during the election.
Golu, who spoke with reporters in the National Assembly Complex on Sunday, said: “When Jonathan wanted Mulikat, the members voted for Tambuwal; when Buhari wanted Femi Gbajabiamila, the same thing.
“So, this time around, they are going to do the same thing to shoot the candidate of the presidency out.
“They would have kept quiet. Coming out to do this thing was even the worst of strategy for the APC.
“They have exposed themselves. In fact, to me now the way I see it, the candidacy of Ahmed Lawal and Femi Gbajabiamila are dead on arrival.”
He faulted APC chieftains for endorsing candidates for NASS leadership, saying imposition will not work where lawmakers are concerned.
“None of them is a member of parliament and when the election will take place none of them will be there.
“They are only talking to impress so that the president will say this man is loyal. They are just playing to the gallery.
“As far as I am concerned, Oshiomhole is playing to the gallery. He doesn’t know what happens in here. They don’t feel forms to do this election.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is not involved where he can manipulate. It is the members themselves; nobody filled form. So, somebody can wake up that day and contest.”
He added: “So, it is not possible because apart from the presiding officers, that are the Senate President, the Deputy Senate President, the Speaker and his deputy, which can go to any political party, there are offices reserved constitutionally for all parties; majority party and the minority party.
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