Atleast 191 members of the House of Representatives have endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila for the position of the Speaker of the House, Musiliudeen Akinremi said.
Akinremi made this known while briefing journalists after a political meeting in his house with Southwest House of Representative members-elect on Sunday, May 26.
Akinremi, a House of Representatives-elect for Ibadan North federal constituency, said: “We have 191 members as of today backing Gbajabiamila. As the Southwest coordinator of the new Reps-elect in the zone, this number is even beyond APC Reps as we have supporters across political divides.
“We will keep talking to our colleagues from across the six geopolitical zones. Write it down, Gbajabiamila may emerge unopposed. We are sure of well over 200 members’ support when the House convenes on June 11.
“For us, the ninth National Assembly should go beyond party affiliation but the need to have qualified, experienced and highly cerebral lawmaker in the person of Gbajabiamila in office as speaker to work with the executive and judiciary to effect positive changes in the nation’s body polity,” he added.