The Member representing Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Yusuf Buba Yakub revealed that he would be replacing Honorable Yakubu Dogara in June.
Buba said this when playing host to members of a sociocultural group, Igbos for One Nigeria (IFON), in Abuja noting that he is well informed of the political and cultural play of the National Assemble and he would turn that into legislative advantage.
The law maker mention that, the circumstances that preluded emergence of Yakubu Dogara as House Speaker made the lower Chambers to achieve fair results, adding that with APC in the lead, the 9th House of Representatives would be better off.
“I recall that in 2015, Hon. Yakubu Dogara emerged Speaker against the party position, and subsequent development made it difficult for us to achieve results.”
He believed to be fit in dealing with legislative matters as sizeable number of experienced lawmakers were returned, adding that the lower chamber would provide unfettered access for the first timers to learn.
Buba assured his audience that he would continue to defend the cause of his constituents irrespective of tribal and political differences.
“Today, no matter your tribe, religion or political party you belong in my constituency, I do not care. What is important to me is the impact we are making on people who suffered pains inflicted by insurgency, poverty and unemployment.”
“This is why as part of the Northeast, we are asking that the position of Speaker, House of Representatives be retained in our geopolitical zone by our Party leadership and the entire country.”
“As a member of the APC, I want to succeed my brother, Speaker Dogara so I can continue from where he stopped and be able to bring the programmes that I run in my constituency these past years to all parts of Nigeria in order to address the heightening cases of unemployment and youth restiveness in some parts of the country.”
“In fact, if you go round the Northeast, you will cry out of pity for the Zone.”
In a remark by Comrade Ifeanyi Igbokwe, who led the members of the socio-cultural group described the lawmaker as a detribalised Nigeria who was committed to his constituents in the face of terrorism.