The 8th Assembly Consolidation Group, pushing for the victory of Dogara, said yesterday that the destiny of their candidate would be in their hands during today’s election.
Spokesperson of the group, Rep Abdulmumini Jibrin, said in a statement that Rep Dogara would be nominated for the office of Speaker and they would not back out no matter the “intimidation.”
“We urge members-elect and all well-meaning Nigerians to disregard any form of insinuation about our stance. We are taking our destinies in our hands, we are going to the floor of the House to decide who leads the next Assembly.
“Absolute power comes from God Almighty and He gives it to any one He wishes. We are calling on all members-elect to vote for the independence of the legislature by ensuring that Hon Yakubu Dogara emerges as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives,” said the statement.
It added that the 360 members are the ones to determine the next Speaker, stressing that Nigerians should “remain steadfast in their prayers and support for us in order to set the legislature free from the resurgence of a cabal that intends to stiffle the Muhammadu Buhari administration and hold it to ransom.”