- …the Speaker stressed that no one can impose their own will over others…
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday, tasked his colleagues that their deliberations on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill come at a very special moment in the nation’s history and would require them to do all in the best interest of Nigerians.
Addressing other legislators during a heated plenary on the electronic transmission of poll results on Thursday, Gbajabiamila warned that whatever decision is taken must not be done out of selfish interest.
“The reason why I think we should get it right is that this is a moment in history and we should do whatever in our conscience that we believe is in the best interest of Nigeria,” the Speaker advised his colleagues.
While urging lawmakers to stop shouting each other down, the Speaker stressed that no one can impose their own will over others, adding that the decision on the contentious bill must only be made when all democratic options have been explored.
Before the Speaker’s address, the House of Reps was in disarray as lawmakers were divided over the electronic transmission of results which was going to a vote.
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