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I’ll Run For Speakership, LP Member-Elect, Osonwa Declares

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A member-elect, elected under the platform of the Labour Party (LP) Ibe Osonwa has disclosed that he will now rule out the possibility of contesting for the office of the speaker in the 10th Assembly.

Osonwa, who was elected to represent Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency of Abia in the 10th assembly, stated that they are following proceedings adding that there are chances that he can contest for the position of the speaker.

Osonwa stated this when the South-East Young Professionals, a pressure group, from his region paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Friday.

The members-elect who appreciated the group for the visit said that it was an honour that the group thought he was qualified to vie for the office of the speaker.

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He said: ‘We are taking everything into consideration while speaking to the leadership of the House and the South-East caucus.

‘This is a moving sand. No positions have been taken. We do not get to elect the speaker until June 13.

‘While the Constitution does not recognise ranking members but the House Standing Rules does, we will consult to know what our issues are.

‘We are going to embark on a mission of national integration. Diversity should not be our weak point but our strength and we must harness it,’ he said.

Osonwa, who noted that security of lives and property was paramount, promised to come up with bills and motions that would be security-centered.

He went on to assert that there were endless possibilities in Nigeria if the country developed technologically.

The Eastern Updates reports that ahead of the inauguration of the members of the 10th Assembly, serious jostling has been going on across the country.

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