On Wednesday, the new speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, presided over the House for its first sitting since its inauguration.
It was a day of calm after the rowdy, tension-soaked session on Tuesday when Dogara defeated the preferred candidate of the APC, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Speaker Dogara set up the Selection committee which is expected to appoint members into various committees of the House. He will head the committee.
Dogara also set up a committee to look into the welfare of members and a third committee to review the Standing Orders of the House.
Unlike the Senate where the losing team in Tuesday’s election said today that it will challenge the victory of Bukola Saraki as senate president; the case was different in the House of Representatives.
Femi Gbajabiamila, who contested and lost the speakership contest to Dogara, congratulated the speaker for the second time.
Gbajabiamila had shortly after the results were declared on Tuesday, walked up to Dogara, embraced and shook hands with him.
Once again on Wednesday, he stood up on the floor and specially recognised Dogara as the speaker by congratulating him again.
The House has been adjourned till June 23.
Source : TheScoopNg