Speaker: Gbajabiamila wins APC primaries, Monguno emerges deputy

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acn-2-620x330After three hours of voting, the outgoing Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila secured the nod of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members-elect to be the next Speaker.
He defeated Hon. Yakubu Dogara, who staged a walk-out with 18 members-elect.
Sensing danger, three of those who walked out later return to the venue of the shadow primaries.
The National Secretary of APC, Mallam Mai Mala Buni, said out of the 209 APC members-elect, 183 signed the attendance register, while 161 others voted at the straw poll, with about 22 others either abstaining or staging a walk-out.
Out of 161 votes, Gbajabiamila garnered 154 votes, Dogara got 3 and 4 votes were invalid.
On his part, Tahir Monguno scored 153 votes to emerge the sole candidate of the party for the position of Deputy Speaker.

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