North-West Stakeholders under the auspices of North West Democratic Agenda have thrown their weight behind the candidature of the Plateau State House of Representatives member, Yusuf Gagdi, as the Speaker of the 10th National Assembly.
The stakeholders, at a press conference held in Kaduna, argued that for Nigeria to make substantial progress, the three arms of government must work hand-in-hand in formulating and implementing plans and policies that would address the myriad of challenges in the country, hence the need for their support for Gagdi because he “fits the bill.”
The leader of the group, Malam Labi Maigidaje, said “Nigeria recently witnessed what could be argued as one of the most keenly contested elections in our democratic experience. This experience brought to the fore the determination of Nigerians to elect leaders that would hit the ground running with ideas to bring about sustainable growth and development.
“On this premise, the North West Democratic Agenda has advocated for the election of leaders in the legislative arm of government that would represent hope, leaders that would complement the efforts of the executive arm of government in ways too numerous to mention.
“We must admit that the enormity of the task requires sound and purposeful leaders in the National Assembly at this critical point of our existence, hence the need for strategic choices, especially the leadership of the House of Representatives.”