Doguwa retains seat as House Leader, Gbajabiamila announces at plenary
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday announced Honourable Alhassan Doguwa as House Majority Leader, returning the former occupant to the seat following the winning of the rerun election held Saturday and won by the Kano lawmaker among others.
Gbajabiamila made the announcement immediately after the swearing in of some new House of Representatives members who had just been re-elected in one rerun or due to court reinstatements.
“By the unanimous contention and agreement, the APC caucus in the House has agreed to return Hon. Ado Doguwa as the Leader of the House of Representatives,” Speaker Gbajabiamila announced amidst cheers and jubilation by members at plenary.
The federal lawmakers had earlier began chanting “Leader,” “Leader,” “Leader” before and immediately after Doguwa was sworn in before Speaker Gbajabiamila eventually made the announcement.
House Chief Whip, Mohammed Monguno later moved a motion for Doguwa to resume his seat as House Leader and was seconded by Hon. Taiwo Onanuga.
Honourable Doguwa had vacated his seat and Majority Leader position in November when he was sacked by the Court of Appeal alongside other House Members representing Kano state in the chamber.
Wednesday’s inauguration was witnessed by Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Senator Kabiru Gaya, Senator Barau Jibrin, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, party leaders from Kano and a large number of party faithful from and outside the state.
– Hon. Princess Miriam Onuoha sworn in –
Other members of the House sworn in included Princess Miriam Onuoha, Member representing Okigwe North federal constituency of Imo state.
The speaker commended the newly sworn in lawmakers for their courageous move in the just concluded election.
Princess Onuoha promised to give quality representation for the people of Okigwe North federal constituency, Imo state and Nigerians.
Hon. Onuoha has already begun work on a bill against the indiscriminate use of fire arms by security officials guarding Very Important Persons, VIPs.