As race to the leadership of the House of Representative is getting tougher, John Dyegh who is another strong member of the House of Representative has insisted on not stepping down for Femi Gbajabiamila in the race.
According to John Dyegh, who is representing Gboko/Tarka Federal Constituency of Benue, “I am still strongly in the race; I do not have any reason to step down for anybody and by the grace of God, I am taking it to the end.
“I am not making a show of it; it is not about parading numbers.
“For me, it is like evangelism, one-on-one engagement with colleagues and what members decide at the end of the day on the floor is what will be.’’ the APC lawmaker said.
Dyegh further revealed that his agenda if elected as speaker, was making the financing and expenditure of the House public. According to him, the independence of the legislature without friction with other arms was also paramount in his agenda.
Mr Dyegh further explained that since public funds are used to finance government, there is a need for the people to know the details, as a matter of right. He also promised that there would be a deeper oversight function under his watch as he would ensure all committee fully undertake the function by strengthening them.
He further noted saying, “Headship of committees should be determined by experience and competence and not by political affiliations or creed,’’ Dyegh said.
Although the All Progressives Congress (APC) has, however, zoned the office of the Speaker to the South-west and endorsed Mr Gbajabiamila for the office as the election is expected to hold on Tuesday, June 11.
The following are the other major contenders of the House of Representative Speakership
Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos)
Umar Bago (APC-Niger)
Nkiruka Onyejeocha (APC-Abuja)
Olajide Olatubosun (APC-Oyo) among others as contenders.