Gbajabiamila elected speaker House of Reps

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Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, member representing Surulere Federal Constituency has been elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the Ninth Assembly.

Mr Gbajabiamila who is a candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated his close contender Mohammed Bago with 281 votes.

A total of 358 lawmakers voted, 76 voted for Mr Bago, while there was an invalid vote.

He assumed office in 2003, representing Surelere 1 Federal Constituency.

In 2011, Gbajabiamila contested for the third term on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria and won.

Idris Wase was also elected as deputy speaker unopposed.

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