Some new members-elect from across the six geopolitical zones of the country have pledged support for the aspiration of Borno lawmaker, Muktar Betara Aliyu, for the 10th House of Representatives speakership position.
The lawmakers made the pledge when they flagged off their solidarity tour in the South East region ahead of the inauguration of the 10th House of Representatives billed for June.
Daily Trust reports that the members-elect from across party lines including the All Progressives Congress (APC), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), among others, held the tour to create more awareness on their readiness to deliver on their mandate.
Leader of the delegation, Ismail Haruna Dabo, an APC member representing Toro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, said members of the group irrespective of their party affiliations have resolved to support Betara.
According to the lawmaker, the new members-elect decided to embark on a zone-to-zone campaign ahead of their induction and subsequent inauguration in Abuja.
“In furtherance of his campaign, Hon. Betara who doubles as chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, has proved to the world that he is capable of leading the over 300 lawmakers.
“As you know, we do not want a bully as a leader in the 10th House of Representatives; that is why he is our anointed candidate and we chose to begin awareness from Enugu,” he said.
Other lawmakers, who spoke during the meeting, unanimously affirmed that Betara is suited for the job.
Dabo said the campaign and solidarity tour was to secure the support of other stakeholders for Betara’s speakership project.
He said the solidarity tour which kicks off from the South East region will take the delegation to the South West and South-South in the days ahead.
Dabo also added that the delegation was working across all the geo-political zones and in the Northern parts of the country where Betara enjoyed “unflinching support.”
The leader of the delegation, Dabo disclosed that the delegation will issue a communiqué at the end of the solidarity tour.