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Gbajabiamila Becomes Speaker Of The House Of Representatives 

Gbajabiamila is the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

Funsho Akinwale

Femi Gbajabiamila, the former Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, on Monday emerged the speaker of the ninth House of Representatives.

Gbajabiamila polled a total of 281 votes to defeat his rival, Umar Bago, who scored 76 votes

After a secret ballot voting which lasted for over 3 hours, the clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, announced Mr Gbajabiamila’s victory to the cheers of many of his supporters.

“Femi Gbajabiamila, having secured the majority of the votes counted is hereby returned elected and declared speaker of the house,” he said.

Gbajabiamila and Ahmed Lawan, the new Senate president, were backed by the ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC) in their bid for the National Assembly’s highest positions.