By Samson Echenim
Member representing Wase Federal Constituency, Plateau State, Ahmed Idris Wase has received the endorsement of the Equity and Justice Forum to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Convener of the forum, Femi Davies, said at a press conference in Lagos, yesterday, that the group is supporting Wase to lead the House of Representatives in the 9th National Assembly for equity, fairness and justice.
According to Davis, the North Central has never enjoyed such position since the country came into being, adding that Wase has the experience and leadership qualities to preside over the affairs of the House.
Davies described Wase as a genuine patriot and committed party member who has contributed immensely to the success of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration at the national level and in Plateau State.
He said: “We support the clamour for the speakership of the House of Representatives to be zoned to the North Central, but not only that, we support the bid by Wase to become the speaker given his rich legislative experience having been in the House since 2007, his wit and wisdom and achievements as an astute administrator.
“We have no doubt that having given a good account of himself in all the tasks assigned to him in the past, from being the executive secretary of the Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board to becoming a federal lawmaker and chairman, Federal Character Committee till now that he is the deputy leader of the House, Wase will serve to give the House proper guidance and sense of direction.”
He said the stabilising role he played during the trying times of the National Assembly has earned him respect and admiration among his peers, resulting in his being appointed as a principal officer of the House.
“Wase deserves to play a key role in the next APC- led administration given his maturity, loyalty and tested commitment, for the unity and stability of the National Assembly,” Davies added.