A former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly Chief Nwoha Amaechi says Emeka Nwajiuba’s cognate experience in legislation makes him credible to be the speaker of the House of Representatives, Concise News reports.
Amaechi made the assertion in an interview with NAN in Abuja while speaking on the need to support the South-East for the leadership of the lower legislative chambers of the National Assembly.
He called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Nigerians to support the clamour for Igbo Speakership for a progressive and fair national leadership equation.
The former speaker, who describes the ruling party as a progressive political party, urges them to reflect their “progressive vision” by supporting Nwajiuba.
“Emeka Nwajiuba is qualified to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives with intimidating records.
“As a former member of the House of Representatives, he has the cognate experience to pilot the affairs of the Green Chambers,” he says.
Amaechi restates the imperatives of supporting Nwajiuba, noting that it would increase the popularity of APC in the South-East.
He says that it was time for the APC-led Federal Government to demonstrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s belief in inclusive government by supporting Nwajiuba.
The former lawmaker says that a Speaker of Igbo extraction was necessary for not only political fairness but natural justice considering the 25 per cent votes given to Buhari in the last election.
President Buhari had promised to run an all-inclusive government in his second term.