The Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), on Sunday officially declared for the office of the Speaker of the 9th Assembly.
Speaking on Sunday in the company of 170 members-elect, Gbajabiamila said he was in the race to unite the nation and bring good governance closer to the people.
The Leader of the House said that he would galvanise the lawmakers to make life more abundant for all Nigerians if elected Speaker.
Also speaking at the meeting, Hon. Mumin Jibrin (APC-Kano), the Femi Gbajabiamila Campaign Director General, said that Gbajabiamila was the best candidate for the office.
According to him, the candidacy of Gbajabiamila was about democracy and bringing civility and global best practices into the legislature.
Jibrin said Gbajabiamila stands out as the best candidate describing him as a bridge builder and a man with experience and legislative knowledge.
He promised to respect other contestants, run issue-based campaigns and urged all members to join the project, NAN reports.