Dr Aminu Malle, re-elected All Progressives Congress (APC) member representing Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency, Taraba State, has declared his intention to succeed Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal as Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 8th Assembly.
Malle, who announced his intention at a news conference in Jalingo on Sunday, said it was time for Taraba State which has never been given a fair share of the principal positions in the National Assembly to get one this time around.
He said: “I want to use this platform to formally announce my intention to run for the speakership of the House of Representatives.
“Taraba has never been given a fair share of principal positions at the National Assembly, and I think the time has come to correct the imbalance.
“I believe the experience in my first tenure and my previous experience as a senior lecturer will come to bear in the quality of leadership. These experiences, I think, will help me bring to Nigerians the needed change.”
Malle, therefore, urged his colleagues in the Federal House of Representatives to give him maximum support him to enable him to realise his ambition.
The lawmaker further expressed the hope that the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, would tackle the problems of insecurity, corruption, lawlessness and poverty to pave way for rapid development for a better Nigeria.
He pledged to bring to the people of his constituency and the state at large greater dividends of democracy if elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.