OrderPaperToday – The Umar Bago campaign organization has congratulated Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila and Idris Wase who emerged Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively of the ninth House of Representatives.
The organization also thanked lawmakers, the media and civil society organizations for supporting and re-echoing its stance on the pursuit of justice, fairness and equity which was the campaign slogan.
Recall that Mr. Mohammed Umaru Bago from Niger State (APC) contested for the ninth assembly Speakership but lost out to Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila who scored 281 votes out of 358 members that voted.
In a press statement released by Bago media campaign office signed by Mr. Victor Ogene, it was noted that the contest was nothing but a friendly one to deepen democratic tenets and propagate unity.
It stated: “Our special gratitude also goes to the media, mainstream and online for a professional coverage of our two-month long Campaigns. We can’t also forget the Civil Society Organizations, public affairs analysts, the Nigerian people and indeed, all those who assisted in many ways than one to propagate our messages and viewpoints of equity, justice and fairness.
“The election has come and gone and we give all glory to God. For us, it was a friendly contest to deepen our democracy and propagate the gospel of unity. Members on June 11, 2019 eventually made their choice and as loyal party men, we will have to respect and live with that.
“We therefore formally congratulate the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Idris Wase on their elections. While wishing them well, we hereby pledge the support of our principal, Rt. Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago to work with them and give all the support they would need from him to evolve and pursue populist and people-oriented policies and programmes for the good of the House and Nigerians at large.
“Bago shall be glad to lend his vision to the entire House leadership to also enable our great party, the All Progressives Congress, APC and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari realize its Next Level agenda for the country”.