Speaker for the 10th House of Representatives aspirant, Aminu Jaji has said that his emergence as speaker will ensure that the House is not tagged a “rubber stamp”.
The lawmaker also noted that he would ensure that the legislative and executive arms of government work together in unity for the benefit of the country.
According to a statement made available to our correspondent on Saturday in Abuja, Jaji made these promises in a meeting held with lawmakers on Friday.
Addressing the members-elect of the House of Representatives, Jaji noted that he was still in the race.
The Speakership aspirant expressed his desire to run an all-inclusive parliament if he is given the chance to lead the 360-member lower chamber.
Jaji said: “I am seeking the office because I want the 10th Assembly to be independent. I named my campaign a unity project because it’s for the unity of purpose and it is an independent campaign without the influence of anybody.
“It is a pity that some people are seeking the office on the influence of somebody. This is a sad reality to allow external influence to determine our leader
“The National Assembly must not be a rubberstamp in order to work for the unity of the country. My leadership will not antagonise the executive but will work hand in hand with them to bring peace to the country.
“All the members are competent and capable of being in the National Assembly, so they must be allowed to choose their leaders. Let us work together and have a leader that we will sit together with and share the dividends together and not somebody who will be given the list of who and who should get or talk at plenary. My project is the only campaign that nobody can claim he has given kobo to in order to secure any benefits.”
The meeting was attended by not less than 150 members of the House of Rep-elect, the statement said.
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