As the jostling for leadership of the 10th National Assembly heightens, a group, Southern Borno Development Association has called on members of the House of Representatives to support the ambition of Muktar Betara, for House of Representatives top seat.
The Chairman of the association, Ambassador Dauda Danladi, who disclosed this to journalists at a press conference in Abuja, said the call is to ensure that the 10th assembly produces competent and able lawmakers at the helm of its affairs.
The PUNCH on May 10, 2023, reports Betara officially declared his speakership bid in Abuja.
This declaration followed the zoning plan released by the National Working Committee of the APC.
According to Danladi, Betara deserves the position following his track record of robust debates, insightful and constructive arguments on the floor of the House.
“He deserves the position as Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives which is why the association is doing everything in its power to see the actualisation of this mandate. For instance, between 2007 and 2021, Hon Betara acted as Chairman of the sub-committee on NDIC, banking and currency. He also served as a member, House Committee on Interior and was subsequently appointed as Chairman, sub-committee on Customs, Immigration and Prisons Office.
“Betara is a detribalised Nigerian who is at peace with all men and women of goodwill regardless of their ethnic, tribe, religion or geopolitical backgrounds,” Danladi said.
He added that Betara as Speaker, the House of Representatives will have the leadership it deserves.
He, however, appealed to the APC and members of the House of Representatives to back Betara and produce him as the House of Representatives of the 10th National Assembly.