By Lawani Mikairu
Supporters of Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, representing Wase Federal Constituency, Plateau State, has said he is eminently qualified to lead the House of Representatives as its Speaker.
Wase is currently the Deputy House Leader and experienced legislator. According to one of his supporters, John Yakubu, “he is a party man and this is the fourth time e is representing his constituency, Wase Federal Constituency in Plateau State”.
“Hon. Wase is a civil engineer, a public servant, alumni of Harvard School of Governance and he is a good governance advocate and grassroots development champion”.
“He is also an advocate of good education and an activist. He is a member of the Governing Board, National Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies, Regional Representative for West Africa, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association”.
“Hon. Wase was part of Nigeria’s delegation to 2016 UN General Assembly in New York. He is also member, National Executive Committee of the ruling party, APC”.
“He is also the Chairman, House Committee on Federal Character, which is the most active committee in the House of Representatives that recorded over 300 sessions with the Miniseries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the 7th and 8th Assembly”.
“Hon. Wase is very popular among his colleagues because he is accessible, amiable, humble and a generous man who is always willing to listen and assist to the best of his ability”.
“He has a high reputation for fairness and justice, which he demonstrated as chair for Federal Character for eight years that he was nicknamed Mr. Equity.
“Hon. Wase has championed many bills, which include the bill to ensure fairness in appointive positions, provided effective oversight for MDAs”.
“One of Hon. Wase’s major scorecards is his investigation into the deaths at Immigration recruitment exercise in 2014. He contributed immensely in bringing relief to flood and storm disaster to victims of Plateau state.”
“He also investigated ghost workers, fraudulent contract in the non-functional Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) that was installed at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) some years ago. He also investigated the abuse of ecological funds by past governments”.
” Wase is a nationalist, a grassroots man and highly experienced. He is also development focused, a family man and a right choice for Speaker, House of Representatives.