The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says he is too busy to be bothered about who becomes the next Speaker in the next four years.
Concise News reports that a section of the media had been awash with reports on likely prime contenders in the leadership race of the two chambers of the parliament.
Reacting, Dogara says the tenure of the current House will end after next three months, adding that there were many pending issues before it.
He made this known in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, on Sunday.
The Speaker said that the pending issues before the House needed urgent legislative attention, including the 2019 Appropriation Bill.
“The Speaker is concentrating on accomplishing all he promised in the Legislative Agenda of the House of Representatives,” the statement read.
“Who becomes what in the 9th House of Representatives is not the concern or business of the current Speaker, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara.
“You should please spare him from these unfounded speculations.”